I wrote an article recently about the different ways to spark creativity and I offered examples of places to help be inspired. Well, one of my favorite methods, Pinterest helped me yet again. In my quest for creating music I came across something known as Chakras. I've heard of this before and thought it to be some new age made up nonsense but in researching this practice, I learned a thing or two that might have some usefulness.
Who said it was easy to create an albums worth of material? No one I hope. Project Zodiac Temple has come to an end and it was an interesting exercise in music creation. The goal was to create twelve songs in the downtempo style of EDM, each representing the personalities of the zodiac by using the twelve major keys along with their relative minors. I put a lot of limitations on myself to help squeeze as much creativity out of these songs without get too bogged down with perfection. Was I successful. I don’t know, but I say with absolute confidence that I learned a lot about creating emotions through music.
Brian Lundgren is a marketing professional, musician, and family man living in the Southeast region of Massachusetts.