If you find yourself tired of making the same type of music you have always made, try expanding your music listening. When you listen to completely different genres from different eras you can collect great ideas. This also gets you away from doing the same thing over and over again which produces the same results.
5 Tips To Use Different Music In Your Next Project
Before you want to use some different elements from new genres, you want to listen to a lot of songs. If something immediately catches your ear go with it, but start by listening to things that you usually would never listen to. This will instantly get you to start thinking differently.
2. Research The Culture
A great way to immerse yourself in new genres is to research the background of the culture. The stories, people, and places these different types of music come from can spark a lot of creativity into your project.
3. Use Or Re Create
You found something that you like, now you can start to re create or slice it up and put it into your song. You will want to use this melody, riff, drum pattern, or vocal to make sense with your project. From here you have two options to incorporate it into your song.
4. Make It The Main Element
One of your next options is to make this the main element. You can build your song around the element(s) you have decided to go with. Have fun with it and make this new piece of music stand out by adding supporting elements around it.
5. Make It The Background
The second option is for you to put your new element(s) in the background of your song. This can add a number of things from presence, space, and complementing your song.
If you are really adventurous and want to immerse yourself in the culture of the new genre completely, go and visit! Being in person for performers to see the culture of people, languages, and colors that are present in the moment can have a long lasting impact on your career and life.