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Songwriting Process

future projecting

Want a fresh perspective in your creative practice today?

Yeah, me too!

Listen, I know that there are as many different ways to write music as there are musicians, so it might very well be that what I’m about to suggest is exactly how you already work. If so, please forgive me.

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Songwriting Process

song titles 102

What did you discover about song titles?
The meta-observation I want to make is that you already know how to make song titles that are interesting to you because you’ve been listening to music all your life and noticing the titles and you’re a curious sort of creator who has found their way to this newsletter.

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Songwriting Process

song titles 101

If you’re going it alone in your creative journey and you’re completely fulfilled and you’re achieving all your goals, then please email me back so all of us at golden lotus studio can follow you on Insta and Spotify and celebrate your success. Huzzah!

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Songwriting Process

don’t go it alone

If you’re going it alone in your creative journey and you’re completely fulfilled and you’re achieving all your goals, then please email me back so all of us at golden lotus studio can follow you on Insta and Spotify and celebrate your success. Huzzah!

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Songwriting Process

no more drowning

When I was a young man studying Zen meditation, I got the chance to study with the outstanding Roshi Gerry Shishin Wick at Great Mountain Zen Center in Colorado. He gave me much great instruction, but there was a moment I will never forget.

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Songwriting Process

expanding + integrating

How do we grow as artists and as humans on the path?

Did I hear you say “challenge”? Yes, you are very much on to something there…One thinks immediately of Frida Kahlo in her bed after the bus accident turning to painting. Or Byron Katie sleeping on the floor and having an experience of profound awakening when a cockroach crawled across her foot.

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Songwriting Process

theoretically, you rock

I know that you’re here for it. I know that on a fundamental level you get the importance, to your soul and the souls of others, of rooting your creative practice in your spiritual practice. Or at least you have a sense of how the two are connected.

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Songwriting Process

do this

Want to take a 3 minute creative break right now?

Any creative time contains possibility: maybe it will change your state, maybe it will change your day, maybe it will shift something for the rest of your life. In 3 minutes? I dare you to find out. You’ll need: something to write with, and the internet-connected device before you.

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Songwriting Process

come as you are

If you’re a Nirvana fan then you’ve probably already got “as you were, as I want you to be…” floating through your head after reading the subject line. I won’t deny the intentionality of that on my part.

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Songwriting Process

enlightenment and songwriting?

What is enlightenment?

Um…dang, I thought you were going to answer that, but then I remembered that this is a newsletter and not an actual dialogue. So I guess I just set myself up to answer it.

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