"Hi! Steve Eulberg here with a Habit for Your Healthy Music Habitat.
When I am feeling like my creativity is just bottled up and stuck, one of the things I do is copy.
I go find somebody's work, somebody's music, that I like and I copy it down.
Or I play it as close to the copy as I can—I try to be like a Xerox machine—but of course I can't.
And, I'm not as good as they are, sometimes, or they just play in a way that I don't, but,
my reason for doing it is because when I try to do what they're doing, it's like I get to ride alongside.
Almost see into what they were thinking.
When I was studying for my masters (degree), I did that with Bach arrangements, and it helped me understand what was going on.
Try it. Find a master and copy'em."