When it comes to creativity (no matter who you are - writer, blogger, author, artist or you've got a creative hobby) - inspiration, focus and the right mood are necessary.
Music is such an important part of everyday life and it can be used for more than just entertainment and fun. It could be very useful for boosting your creativity whenever you need to be inspired to create something.
Music affects many different areas of the brain. If you're feeling uninspired, listening to music that you enjoy, like soft rock, classical or even meditation music could help to improve your focus. But when it comes to creative work, loud music may not be the best option!
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Being in a mood to create something great is really important. Listen to your favorite song that uplift you and watch how your mood shifts. The type of music you’re playing may create an aura. Knowing exactly what tracks to put on for the mood you want to inspire can help you. You can use certain types of music to help inspire these feelings within yourself, so that you can transfer it on your artwork. For example, you can put on sad music or love songs to help you get into that emotion as you’re creating. To use it correctly, there are a few tips for you:
"Classical music (Hayden, Mozart) has clarity, elegance, and transparency. It can improve concentration, memory, and special perception.
Slower Baroque music (Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli) imparts a sense of stability, order, predictability, and safety and creates a mentally stimulating environment for study or work.
Impressionist music (Debussy, Faure, Ravel) is based on free-flowing musical moods and impressions, and evokes dreamlike images. A quarter hour of musical daydreaming followed by a few minutes of stretching can unlock your creative impulses and put you in touch with your unconscious.
Rock music by such artists as U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, etc., can stir the passions, stimulate active movement, release tension, mask pain, and reduce the effect of other loud, unpleasant sounds in the environment. It can also create tension, dissonance, stress, and pain in the body when we are not in the mood to be energetically entertained.
Ambient, attitudinal, or New Age music with no dominant rhythm (for example, the music of Seven Halpern or Brain Eno) elongates our sense of space and time and can induce a state of relaxed alertness.
Heavy metal, punk, rap, hip-hop, and grunge can excite the nervous system, leading to dynamic behavior and self-expression."
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Hopefully, these few tips have given you a bit of insight on how music can be used for your creativity. Now, give a try!