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
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