I’m super good at composing music.
I don’t know why, but I always get good melodies and lyrics in my head.
The phrases don’t just come to mind, they come to mind with a certain high quality.
It’s what we call genius.
I honestly think I’m a genius when it comes to music.
I really don’t feel like I can lose to anyone.
I also like to draw and watch pictures, and I am confident that I can come up with some unique ideas.
Thus, there is no doubt that the qualities I possess are right-brained qualities.
Even when I was in school, my art and craft evaluations were good, while my science and math evaluations were pretty bad lol
I am such a creative person, but after graduating from university, I ended up working in the science field, which is the exact opposite of what I am qualified for.
Naturally, I struggled a lot at work as I had no scientific ability, but at the same time, I gradually acquired logical thinking skills.
But on the other hand, there was one thing I was worried about.
I was worried that as my scientific abilities developed, my creative abilities would be lost at the same time.
I think people who are good with numbers tend to be bad at being creative, and creative people tend to be bad with numbers and logic.
I wondered if it was really possible to have both left-brain and right-brain abilities at the same time.
I don’t know anyone who can do everything perfectly.
For example, Leonardo da Vinci is said to be an all-around genius, but I think he was a man of science.
“Leonardo da Vinci left behind many masterpieces, and the Mona Lisa is a work of art that everyone knows! It’s a fact that he could do art too!”
You might argue like this, but I think that’s not quite right.
Mona Lisa is just made by recreating the real world with a brush, so I think he is a little different from an “artist” in my sense.
My definition of an artist is someone like Picasso, Dali, or Chagall, who transcends the real world and creates outlandish expressions. If you want to reproduce the real world exactly with a brush, you should improve your skills as a craftsman, but if you don’t have unique ideas and imagination in your work, I don’t think I can call you a “creative person” or an “artist.”
Therefore, I think that Leonardo da Vinci was not an artist, but a man of science.
Leonardo da Vinci also left behind achievements in architecture, science, mathematics, anatomy, astronomy, etc. Looking at him like this, he certainly seems to be a pure science man.
But at the same time, it seems that he also created music, and I would love to listen to that music.
That’s right. If the music he made was really good music that showed his talent, I’d have to call him a complete all-around genius
As you can see, no one can do everything, and I believe that abilities are biased, and no one can have conflicting abilities at the same time, so I thought that I would lose my ability to compose when I improved my logical abilities.
I kept feeling worried that as I got better at programming, I would not be able to come up with melodies.
So in this article, I would like to take a closer look at how my abilities eventually changed after six years of working for an IT company while having a prodigious musical talent.
Did the ability to compose diminish as the ability to think logically improved?
This is kind of like a little research presentation, isn’t it? 🙂
In the following, I will show you the evolution of my logical thinking ability and my musical works, and I will contrast them to see the relationship between logical thinking and compositional ability.
First of all, here is a YouTube channel that I started when I still had no logical ability whatsoever.
I launched my channel in the spring of 2017, and at that time I was a useless employee with the following.
- Even when I have something to report, my mind is too messed up to make a proper report.
- The programs I create are full of bugs, and my applications are constantly buggy.
- I don’t know if I understand what I’ve been taught or not, and when I get to the point of doing what I’ve been taught, I find out that I don’t understand it.
Well, as you can see from reading all this, I was an egregious level of useless employee.
After that, this situation continued until about the summer of 2019.
Until the summer of 2019, my logical thinking skills were much the same as before.
Then, around the summer of 2019, suddenly I started to do better at my job.
I gradually became able to report properly, and there were times when I was able to solve the problems in front of me on my own.
Thus, it was around the summer of 2019 to the summer of 2020 that I began to see a considerable increase in my logical abilities.
As of the summer of 2020, I was able to think logically at least as much as anyone else.
As of the summer of 2020, I was able to report what I wanted to report without having to compile a certain amount of what I wanted to report in my mind beforehand, and I was able to organize what I was taught in my mind and understand it properly.
And in the summer of 2020, I made my first album, sung entirely in English. ↓
So that’s a quick overview of my logical thinking skills and the transition of music.
In this way, by continuing to work in IT, my ability to think logically, which had been zero, continued to improve, and at the same time, I continued to compose music and post my works on YouTube.
So, did my ability to compose diminish as my ability to think logically improved?
As you can see from the various contrasts above, to sum it up, my ability to compose music did not diminish at all!!
As you can see, melodies usually came to mind even after 2019, when my ability to think logically is increasing at a rapid pace, and even now, when my ability to think logically has increased to a certain degree, melodies and poems usually come to mind.
In fact, I even think that my compositional skills are improving now, with more variation in my compositions than before.
Yes, my creative abilities did not diminish at all even as my logical thinking skills increased.
I’m still working on the songs for the next album, and 6 out of the 8 songs have melodies already completed.
I can still think of any number of melodies and poems.
Thus, my worries were completely for naught.
I don’t think the abilities you gain will interfere with your other abilities.
Influence on composition by improving logical thinking skills
And the improvement in my ability to think logically has had a positive impact on my composition, as I mentioned a little earlier.
Since my comprehension has improved, I am now able to understand music theory properly and analyze and improve my weak points in composition.
My ability to compose has not diminished at all, and I have been able to complement my compositional skills in many ways.
I’m really, really glad that I have improved my logical thinking skills now.
This is because I feel that logical skills are quite useful in music production and also in my daily life.
It’s also been quite helpful when writing blogs like this.
So far, I have briefly reviewed my past and told you that improving logical thinking skills does not have a negative impact on creative abilities.
I’m not exaggerating about my ability to think logically, because it was really terrible lol
My mind was a mess and my thoughts were completely blown.
It’s like putting a dollar in a vending machine to buy juice and getting a T-shirt.
“How… How did you interpret that, you……”
It was really a crazy thought process that no one could handle.
I’m amazed at how a person like me has become so decent lol
Well, I originally had a lot of confidence in my compositional abilities, but as a result of learning to think logically, my confidence in composition has deepened even more.
At the moment, I think that I can make any kind of music I want.
Usually, composers run out of material as they write, but I don’t think that will happen to me in the future.
This is because I now have the ability to logically analyze and improve the problem.
You’re so confident!
I’m so jealous.
Well, it’s been tougher than I imagined to get to this point……
It really wasn’t something that I got for free, and it was pretty tough.
It’s really hard to keep doing something you’re not suited for.
But it was a very interesting case.
I’ve never seen a study like this before.
I think that people who are interested in various things should challenge themselves more and more.
I really think that the potential of people is infinite.
At any rate, training one ability does not mean that the other abilities will diminish! Probably!
At least I was!
So I’m going to continue to write songs and prove my bottomless composing ability 😉
So, please follow me on Spotify if you like!
Thank you for reading this far!
One day, I’m going to blow everyone’s mind.