Do You Use the Musical Muse?

Lisa Tomey

Letting Mr. V Lead the Way

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As I reach into the tip jar for writing tips, one of the first one to come to mind is music. I have Luther Vandross playing in the background. He is my favorite artist in the whole wide world and his music has gotten me through many tough times. I used to plug in my earbuds at work and play his music while I filled out various documents. His songs would appeal to my subconscious so I could focus on my job.

What I do is just go to YouTube and go to the artist I want to loop and let it play. Some days, I find I prefer something more in the soft jazz category, something without lyrics. I will then go to the YouTube channel called Cafe Music. It’s all instrumental and very relaxing. Depending on what you like, there is something for everything. Some days lyrics will become prompts and sometimes it’s just the rhythm that produces a key clicking flow.

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My suggestion is to try different genres and see what suits you. It might surprise you what inspiration comes to mind when you let the music play. Try it. What do you have to lose when exercising your musical muse?

Lisa Tomey

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Artist, Writer, Nature Enthusiast, Foodie, who is growing older gracefully, or not.

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