In one article previously, we covered a topic about “Speed-Songwriting”. But these three songwriting exercises from this topic are kind of different and they are designed to get you into the flow of writing without thinking.
Your best ideas come from the subconscious, and you can tap into this with regular practice. Remember to do these exercises quickly, spending three minutes on each in rapid fire succession. I set the timer on my handphone. Don’t judge or question ANYTHING you write down. This isn’t a test! The sole purpose is to train your creative thinking to respond on command. For me, personally, I found it more helpful to write with pen and paper, instead of typing. A lot of studies show that your brain responds differently when writing, as opposed to typing.
Pen and paper? Timer set? Okay, let’s start!
This exercise will strengthen your rhyming skills so that it becomes second nature. Your goal is to spend less time “thinking” of rhymes while writing. Keep practicing and after a few weeks or a couple of months you will see how easy and interesting your songwriting process would be!