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When Is It Too Late To Learn Songwriting? And CAN It Be Learned?

Sep 04, 2021

When is it too late to learn songwriting?

CAN songwriting be learned?

It’s too late to learn songwriting when you’re dead.

And, great news! You’re reading this so you aren’t dead. Go you. You’re crushing it with breathing and stuff.

Seriously though, I have had some people in their 70s and older reach out to me with some songs they’ve written!

How freaking cool that they recorded some music of their own for their children, grandchildren, and whoever else is important in their lives.

My grandfather passed away just a few years ago, but I don’t remember what his voice sounded like as he had to have his voice box removed way back when I was super young. 

I’d love to have just one recording of his voice.

I’d be ok with some crappy video of him yelling at some opponent of my cousin’s softball team honestly. A song he wrote and recorded? 

How cool that would be. 

A great way to keep all my grandparents’ legacies going would be to have something to listen to forever.

So, hey, let’s make sure our loved ones have some cool recordings of our music to remember us and our creative and literal voices by forever.

And, yes. Songwriting can be learned. Or else I’ve wasted a lot of time and effort making blog posts, podcasts, and videos for the past 2 1/2 years.

Just from all the people who have reached out to me via email, I know you can learn even if you think you can’t.

Do you have thoughts and feelings? Can you access them at all?

Ok, then you’re well on the way. Sure, music theory knowledge, an understanding of how to construct a lyric, and understanding what goes into a killer melody helps.

But just having the desire will get you there.

That’s what this video is about. I hope you decide to take the songwriting journey!

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