For a long time I have wondered how musicians have been able to create music internally without the use of an instrument i.e improvising physically or in some other real way.
I think the idea that sounds formulate in the mind into musical ideas is a very feasible skill to have and can be developed, however this idea seems to gathered a rather elusive perspective; in so much that musicians/artists have some kind of "sporadic moments" of inspiration that magically give them ideas, particularly in regards to songs.
Although it happens and it is what I mostly hear about; I am curious how someone can to some degree consciously create music in the minds, improvising with sounds they have heard (or not) into a direction of something new or free-form.
For myself I have had moments where I have captured and assimilated different sounds though contemplation, meaningful experiences, recollections and in dreams. Although I don't fully understand how exactly these are developed in neurological terms I honestly think they are not by chance, and can be harnessed in some strategically creative way.
Lastly I have viewed the similar titled question;
and is not the same as what I am talking about here.