What better way than a mystery package that arrives at your home to get the creative buzz going?

Remember – this is about getting the muse to show up and having fun!

Song Prompt Next Steps:

Take fifteen minutes to “free style” on the song prompt topic.

Use one of the chord progressions to get your song started.

If you haven’t done this before, we’ve provided a step-by-step to help you use the prompts in the creation of a song.


Song Prompt:  a mystery package
  • A package arrives with no return address.  Where does it come from? A long, lost love who is trying to make contact after years? Why?
  • A letter arrives from a mystery relative.  Do they want something? Is it a family secret they want to know about? Do you know you’re related to them?
  • A postcard arrives with an invitation.  What’s the invitation? Who sent it?  Why?


Chord Progression:  Key = G       I-II-IV     G-A-C

Feel free to change to another key if you’re on the guitar


What’s Next?

Step 1:  write for 15 minutes on one of the items (or similar) above

Step 2:  create a song idea from the above

Step 3: use the chord progression to write around

Step 4: use a song you like to write a ghost song off of if you’re having difficulty with a melody line