While camped out in your new home away from home, you realize it is possible you just might go stir crazy because you’ve already gone for a walk, stretched, read a book, watched some tube, taken a bath, and cauliflowered your ear from talking hours on the phone. Suddenly when it feels like you’ve run the imagination and resourcefulness dry, now is actually the perfect time to write a tune.
That’s right. Compose something. Sit with your instrument and just start noodling around. Many times my best tunes, riffs, or motifs have stemmed from me grounded in such a boring place that there is nowhere else to go but up. My mind almost needs to become a blank slate and the playing starts coming from the subconscious.
Originally posted 2010-02-27 15:23:25.