Songwriting in dreams
I am wondering if you have discovered any substantial information concerning people like Michael Jackson who have been fortunate to have music come to them in their dreams. I am a songwriter and I have been dreaming of music very often as of late. It usually happens in one of 2 ways: either I am dreaming that I am listening to music I have recently recorded and feeling like it is very good, but upon waking I know that it is not music I have written/recorded in real life, and of course unfortunately I cannot recall it strongly enough to take something from it and it is extremely frustrating. The other way is that I dream I am either attending a concert or listening to a 'newly released' single of an artist/band I admire, and I am blown away and experiencing that joy and wonder that I get when I hear something new that I love, when in fact, it is obviously not real because it is a dream. Again, I cannot remember it. I would love to be able to somehow have more control over these states of mind so that I could channel these opportunities and access my subconscious, which I know is teeming with useful creativity, and, potential genius. I have experienced fairly vivid synesthesia since childhood, and I remember feeling then that when I get older that I will be able to do something special. Since then and over the years I have written some beautiful music that I am proud of, but still not to a satisfactory level, especially not at the rate of proliferation that I desire and once expected. If you have any suggestions or ideas please let me know. By the way, the author of This is your Brain on Music is Daniel Levitin. I would also like to know some of your sources of information.