#1
Im having problems with creativeness. I listen to a bunch of genres to get me motivated and creative but no effect. I have no money to buy multieffects or effects so that limits me. I need help like what do you do that gets you creative.
Im going to try meditating this summer and put some incents. But what do you do? Thanks.
#2
Well some people would view having no effects as liberating. You are forced to be creative with the actual instrument.

Not that I'm an effects basher: I make plenty of riffs incorporating my delay pedal. But it's best to get to know what can be achieved with your instrument.


When I have a lack of creativity, I do a lot of writing exercise things. I'm like, OK, I'll write a classical type thing today, or a Pearl Jam thing. They are not usually particularly original, but it gets in writing practice. Then, if I do get a good idea, I might also be able to take some things from the exercise pieces I wrote, and the whole thing is improved.

I have no set method for being creative. I just usually try to let go of my concentration and play, or force myself to play things that are strange and uncomfortable. Whatever gets me into new personal territory.
#3
Setting your mood. Make angry music, get angry about it. Make happy calm hippy music, get all calm and mellow.
Most of my stuff I end up making myself has a What Is and What Should Never Be feel to it, because I just mellow out, let my mind go blank, and play until I get interrupted

But just do some finger exercises and play around with chords and whatnot if you can't exactly write anything
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