As a musician, you know that inspiration can come and go quickly – yet don’t let this prevent you from working on your craft.
Unleash your creative side by exploring your surroundings to find inspiration for singing. Spending time outdoors, visiting art galleries or even just listening can spark new ideas and help fuel creativity.
Listen to Music
Music can be an invaluable source of motivation and joy for many, ranging from national anthems to protest songs, hip hop to reggae lovechild, music can serve as a powerful form of universal inspiration and connection between people worldwide. Music has the ability to move us, making people dance, move their bodies or even tear up; additionally it can help focus and relax us – which explains why it is used therapeutically for treating mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
When listening to music, try to focus on it fully and listen carefully – pay attention to its instruments, lyrics and intangible feelings it evokes. Look out for its various components – light-hearted or emotionally raw? As your knowledge of music grows, the more easily you’ll understand and interpret its messages.
Imagine what life was like during your formative years by visualizing scenes created by music that you’re listening to, be they personal memories or fictionalized versions from movies. Visualization is also useful for finding inspiration when singing along to a song from another era; for instance if it brings back fond childhood memories and you have an image in mind of how your childhood home looked then singing along can provide great source of motivation!
If you’re feeling stagnant musically, switching up your playlist and switching genres might just do the trick to spark some fresh inspiration for singing – maybe you prefer high energy choruses over funky breakdowns; combine those two ideas together into a song that speaks directly to you!
Take a Walk
Walking can be an ideal way to find inspiration. Walking helps clear away mental clutter and focus on what matters to you while getting some much-needed exercise. Plus, walking offers an excellent opportunity to practice mindfulness – essential skills for becoming an artist! When inspiration strikes it can be powerful force that propels us forward; opening new perspectives while inspiring others to follow their bliss.
One of the best ways to stay inspired is listening to music. There are songs out there that can motivate you to work harder or sing louder and can even help overcome any barriers or setbacks that stand in your way. Additionally, music can enhance creativity – but choosing appropriate pieces for yourself is paramount!
Here are a few uplifting songs you can listen to while walking:
Henry Mancini’s Baby Elephant Walk song is sure to put a smile on your face and leave you feeling content and joyful as you stroll along.
Walk on By by The Everly Brothers is a motivating song that reminds listeners not to give up on their dreams and that there are always people behind you to offer support and love.
Walking can be an invaluable opportunity to reflect and plan, as well as generate creative ideas. Additionally, taking a stroll is also a fantastic way to spend quality time with loved ones while simultaneously increasing oxytocin levels and decreasing blood pressure and cortisol levels.
Watch a Movie
Movies can provide inspiration in many forms, including singing. A good film may spur you on to try something new or bring hope when times are tough. Furthermore, watching movies helps broaden your worldview through exposure to different cultures and countries.
Watching movies together is a fun and relaxing way to pass the time with your friends, whether at home or out and about in nature. Grab some snacks, bring along a blanket and head out into nature – just make sure that dog walkers won’t hear you singing along to your favourite tunes!
Read a Book
Reading can be like taking an intellectual vacation; it is both educational and inspirational, widening our horizons. Fiction books may inspire us to live like the characters depicted; nonfiction can teach us more about history or future; while some books provide insight into creative mind processes.
Vocal Fitness is an invaluable resource that shows how to physically train the voice while discussing its benefits for health and well-being. It disproves any misconception that singing is only for certain people; learning the art can be done by anyone!
Talk to Someone
Engaging in conversation with close friends or family can help spark inspiration to sing. Engaging in dialogue allows you to gain insight into other’s lives, stories, experiences and thoughts which may provide sources of song writing inspiration – especially ones dealing with love or social justice topics. Being an artist/singer requires being able to connect with your audience on a universal level in order to become inspirational for others.