John Mayer Explains The Songwriting Process | Songwriters Talk Songwriting Oct 25, 2022

What does John Mayer have to say about songwriting? In this video, we break down a clip of John Mayer talking about songwriting and see what wisdom we can glean from what he has to say.

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LYRICS RHYMING = OVERRATED | Unpopular Songwriting Opinions Oct 19, 2022

Making sure your lyrics rhyme for your song is overrated. 

Yes, I said it.

No, some arbitrary rhyme scheme is not more important than your lyrics communicating exactly what they mean to.

No,...

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Spicing Up Your SUBMEDIANT CHORDS | How To Make Your vi Chords More Interesting submediant vi chord Oct 18, 2022

The submediant (or minor vi) chord is the most utilized minor chord in major keys. It's a part of the over-used I-V-vi-IV chord progression and, if there's only one minor chord in a song, this is...

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Spicing Up Your SUBDOMINANT CHORDS | How To Make Your IV CHORDS More Interesting Oct 07, 2022

It's all too easy to continue to gravitate to the same basic chords in our songs. So, in this video, we're taking a look at several different ways we can spice up our subdominant chords. 

IV...

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DON'T Start Writing Your Song with a CHORD PROGRESSION | Unpopular Songwriting Opinions Sep 30, 2022

It seems to me that songwriters default to starting their song off with a chord progression. Often, they will sit with a guitar and come up with a chord progression before even beginning to...

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Goals For Your 3RD VERSE | What Your Song's Third Verse Should Accomplish Sep 24, 2022

It's hard to figure out if you have a good verse, chorus, guitar hook, bass line, or piano riff if you don't have some goals you want them to achieve. 

So, in this video, I break...

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Spicing Up Your DOMINANT CHORDS | How To Make Your V CHORDS More Interesting Sep 08, 2022

Dominant chords are arguably the most common chord of all- yes, even over the tonic. 

So, if there's any chord that might need some spicing up once in a while, it's likely our V chord. 

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Spicing Up Your TONIC CHORDS | How To Make Your I CHORDS More Interesting Sep 03, 2022

The tonic chord plays a very important role in your songs. The tonic chord is the most powerful and resolved sounding chord in the context of any song, making it ideal to open and close your song,...

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Seinfeld Knows How To Write Songs? Songwriting Tips from... Jerry Seinfeld? Aug 25, 2022

I've always thought that Artists can learn a lot from artists of different art forms. And yet, usually songwriters just hang out and learn from songwriters, painters with painters, and...

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How To Write MORE INTERESTING CHORUSES | 3 Tips to Write a Better Chorus for your Song chorus Aug 15, 2022

Ultimately, the single most important part of your song is the chorus. If your chorus isn't interesting, your song is likely toast. 

So, ultimately, how can we write more interesting...

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CODA vs. FINALE | Is a Coda a True Song Section? What is a Finale? Aug 04, 2022

What is a Coda? And, is it a true song section or more of a sheet music concept? What about a Finale? Do I mean a grand finale? Do I mean Finale in the operatic sense? Nope, it's...

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Why it's a Good Idea to WRITE YOUR CHORUS FIRST | 3 Reasons To Start Songwriting with a Chorus Jul 25, 2022

It can be a good idea to write your song's chorus first.

So many times, creators just assume the way to go is to write something in the order it ends up being consumed. 

But, just like films...

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