How To Beat Writer’s Block – Tip #14

If you are struggling to come up with the start to your new composition or song – have no worry!

Today we are going to talk about a simple game/exercise that can spark your creative juices.

Start by taking some famous brand commercials – either by obtaining them online or just from pure memory when watching them on television. From there, erase from your memory what the music was in that commercial.

Now, be the composer and write a little musical logo or jingle that would appear at the end of the commercial. Most musical logos are only a few notes long, so this task shouldn’t be exhausting – but it does force you to be creative by making a musical jingle that consumers of the product will remember.

Or, even make up your own product. However, the focus should be on the composing of the motif that can be later recycled as a new musical work.

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Author: Bryan M. Waring

Bryan Waring is a graduate of USM's School of Music with a B.M. in Performance – Composition and is now attending Belmont University for a M.M. in Commercial Media – Composition & Arranging. During his time at USM, he studied violin with Dino Liva and composition with Dr. Daniel Sonenberg, as well as has premiered several pieces during the semiannual Composer's Ensemble concert series. In 2017, Bryan was a writer for the original musical theater work of "Molded By The Flow," directed by Paul Dresher and Rinde Eckert. Outside of school, Bryan has been involved with writing music for videogame developers at Portland's CI2 Lab, collaborating with the King Tide Party, and studying with Larry Groupé (Straw Dogs) in San Diego. Now living in Nashville. Along with composing, Bryan teaches music to children, receiving the Master Teacher Award for his work at ESF Camps; and does audio engineering for live ensembles. Besides talents in music, Bryan is a team-player in any competitive work environment; equipped with skills in leadership, organization, mathematics, creativity, communication, and managing. On the side, Bryan has worked as a model for several skilled artists in the New England area. Among his other accomplishments include obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout in April 2013 with a project of building a side parking area with guide rails for Webb Mountain Park in Monroe, CT.

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