I noticed a trend among several gifted musicians/composers. When asked where they get their inspiration from when composing songs, they all said the same thing. That it just comes to them and they are just a vehicle for the music and the melody.
They say that the music is a force outside of themselves that has just chosen to flow through them (which is the gift bestowed upon them) and they have nothing to do with it. This is just how the creative process happens for them.
They say that when it happens, it just happens and they don't know when it will happen, or why it happens but that they have to "stay out of the way and not interfere with it" in order for it to come out right.
Any controls they try to place on it, in the form of "I think this would sound good here" makes things turn out badly. When they just stay out of the way and just be the vehicle through which the music flows, something good always happens - a great song is born and they know it before anyone else ever gets to hear it.
I'm not a musician and this has never happened to me before but just love the idea of it.
Have any of you musicians or composers ever experienced this happening to you or have you heard other musicians/composers say the same thing?