I don’t usually have this but every now and then, I get that nasty feeling when i’m composing.
When we sit at our instruments and start a new piece, no one sits there and thinks, ’ i’m gonna rip that track off ’ (or they shouldn’t do really) but I have been trying to figure out what it is.
You start working on a piece and as you progress, the piece becomes more and more familiar as if you think you have heard it before.
As we are not blatantly and knowingly copying someone else’s music, could it be that either subconsciously something you have heard before IS going through your mind or is it just the fact that we play a piece over and over so many times as we are writing it, that is what is causing it to sound so familiar.
What do you think?