Given the fact that I recently did a post on finding lyrical inspiration, I thought this would be a good follow up. I took a look at each one of these tools and they do seem like they would be useful in getting the creative juices flowing.
Helps you frame your tense and sense of place to help you devise a plot for your song. Below is a screenshot example.
I plan on trying this out because I know I get caught in the rut of always using "you" as if I'm scolding someone. heh. And I usually use past tense. This tool looks useful in challenging the songwriter into trying different tenses and places when writing.
This tool will spit out a random song structure for you. I think this one will also be incredibly useful to pull the songwriter out of structure rut and get you thinking about new ways to structure your songs.
This tool allows you to type in a keyword and then it will create a cloud of related words for you. In theory this is a neat tool, but I find this one to be a little weaker than the previous two. I may use this as a starting point just to try it out, but I prefer to create my own cloud using the lyrical tool box method I wrote about a few posts ago.
This tool creates several awkwardly strung togethor words that are supposed to inspire song titles or subject matter. I think its somewhat interesting, but I'm not entirely sure how useful it would be. It might work for some folks.
These are very interesting tools that I think can ultimately be helpful to trigger some new ideas and help kick you out of writer's block. Like anything you don't want to become too reliant on it, because then it becomes part of the rut... but these are definitely good tools to add to the songwriter's bag of tricks.
- Over N Out... til next time