This exercise is about channeling your musical inspiration.
– lined paper
– Music listening app such as Spotify Pandora or YouTube music Etc
- Set a timer for 2 minutes– brainstorm who are your musical inspiration, inspirations what is the genre of music you’re identifying with?
- set a timer for 1 minute. make a playlist or radio station of those musicians
- set a timer for 7 minutes. write down lyrics snippets you hear and like, Riff on them if you want
This is an exercise inspired by Bob Dylan. In his work, his lyrics capture literary inspiration and religious allusion in a style that his unique.