Writing music (or anything artistic) can be like a muscle that flexes your subconscious. The more you build that muscle, the more successful you will be at triggering your subconscious and bringing it to the surface. The memory muscle (or subconscious), when processed daily, opens up the pathway between your conscious and subconscious mind. I am sure that science will tell you the chemical process involved but this is something I know from experience. When I write on a daily basis, even if it’s just for fifteen minutes, I find writing easier. Somehow the words and melody come to me a lot faster. In book I, I mentioned “hit” songs. To me a “hit” song is when a song slaps you up side the head and comes streaming out. Whenever a “hit” song hits me it has been when I was doing songwriting on a daily basis. So, to stretch that music muscle daily is like doing mind yoga but it’s not just the mind that helps trigger the subconscious. The body is a trigger as well.
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