#1
Let's say I started writing poetry like 3 months ago, and I have been writing music since I took my guitar for the first time.
But lately, I have a problem - there is something that keeps me from creating music. I have had some relationship problems (I'm 16 lel) and whenever I try to write something, I get the compulsion to write something that the girl who left me will like. Problem is, I don't have a freakin' idea what does she like, and everything I write sounds...insufficient to me. So I'm actually wasting a lot of creative energy on nothing, and I don't produce any works that satisfy me.
However, I have lately read about Robert Fripp's "Guitar Circle" and the school they had in it; one of the points of that school was learning how to "get your ego out of the way of creating music". Though I don't have the slightest idea how to do that.

Has anyone of you ever had similar problem? How can I control the ego?

(inb4 just control it dammit; just write; just [anything])
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#2
just [anything] bro
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#5
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stop being 16, brah. That will help.

this is a fantastic idea, ceasing to be 16 ought to fix you right up
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#6
lol smok weed 420 lol.

Seriously though I'm a little confused to what you mean? Is it just writers block? If you're not satisfied maybe you should ask yourself what made you start writing poetry and music in the first place? What makes you happy about it?
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lol smok weed 420 lol.

this is pretty good advice
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#9
multiple projects? it's nice to have one outlet to try to do things according to some ever-evolving ideal you set for yourself (super serious and profound orchestral black avant-garde metal!), and one experimental/throwaway effort where you don't limit yourself.

that's the ego you're talking about, right? trying to crank out some stuff that adheres to some ideal you set on yourself for no good reason?
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#10
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lol smok weed 420 lol.

Seriously though I'm a little confused to what you mean? Is it just writers block? If you're not satisfied maybe you should ask yourself what made you start writing poetry and music in the first place? What makes you happy about it?


Not quite writer's block - I frequently come up with a nice lyrics or melody, it's not objectively bad, but it just doesn't sound what I want it to sound like... It's like I want to make a perfect melody but I can't, because I keep making some melodies that don't fit my current mood. I guess I don't even know what's going on
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#12
Write about what is actually encompassing your life instead of an inefficient girl. As soon as you find personal meaning you find ability to produce it well.
Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all.
#13
If your playing style is anything like buckethead, she's probably not going to like it
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#14
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Not quite writer's block - I frequently come up with a nice lyrics or melody, it's not objectively bad, but it just doesn't sound what I want it to sound like... It's like I want to make a perfect melody but I can't, because I keep making some melodies that don't fit my current mood. I guess I don't even know what's going on

I can relate to you 100%. Sometimes that's the way it is, sometime's it's hard to be creative. But then it could be a case of finding out why exactly can't you reproduce the sounds in your head? Maybe you should listen to a few different artists that inspire you and try and work out what they do?
#15
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If you're playing style is anything like buckethead, she's probably not going to like it

if i wrote musicl ike that id wear a bucket on my head to hide my identity as well
#16
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Not quite writer's block - I frequently come up with a nice lyrics or melody, it's not objectively bad, but it just doesn't sound what I want it to sound like... It's like I want to make a perfect melody but I can't, because I keep making some melodies that don't fit my current mood. I guess I don't even know what's going on

Why are you trying to fit melodies to your current mood in the first place? Secondly, if the melodies don't satisfy, experiment with adding accidentals.


Oh, and there's no such thing as a "perfect melody". You'll never be satisfied if your goal is perfection.

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#18
Take a break for a little while. If i have trouble coming up with something, i sink myself into another activity, then when the time is right, i just have a good guitar session and end up writing either a full song, or parts of several songs.
WHOMP

Think of that next time you are not allowed to laugh.
#19
Yea I'd like to write amazing perfect songs every time too but its just not in the cards.. Sounds like your trying to get all your ex's back.. Go out there and screw everything that moves.
#21
Write some angsty screamo songs.
"Now I'm free fallin, yeah head first, red hat to the back like Fred Durst" - Lil Wayne
#22
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You'll never be satisfied if your goal is perfection.

want to stress this
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#24
Don't think what you write. Write what you think so you can stop thinking and write more.