Lately I've been thinking about giving up trying to become a musician and composer and just stick to being a hobbyist guitar player because of this very reason.
It is very frustrating to say the least because I have wanted to be a musician since I was like 4 or 5 years old when I first watched the movie "La Bamba" about Ritchie Valens. Wanting to be a musician has not left me to this day, but I absolutely cannot hear any music in my head (I assume you are talking about live audible sounds and not just the "thought" or "memory" of a particular sound.)
Every great musician and composer that I hear of always talks about how they compose or play what they hear in their head and that is something I cannot not do. I have written about 3 semi-complete vocal and chord tunes which have decent catchy melodies, but it was written from just winging it rather than me thinking "oh I hear this unpublished song playing LOUD AND CLEAR in my head, I better get this down".
I know I have great musical ideas embedded DEEP within me, but what good is it if I can't "hear them playing in my head"? I hope you know where I am getting at and if you can give any sort of advice short of paying money it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Comments.