Write Better Melodies: Test Your Melodies With The A Cappella Test or Candle Test Sep 23, 2021

A great way to improve your melodies is to test them before you consider them finished. 

One of my favorite melody tests is what I like to call either the "A cappella test" or the...

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I Don't Have Time For Songwriting Sep 05, 2021

“I love songwriting, I just don’t have enough time”

Is that you?

Do you find yourself going weeks or months without songwriting?

Or are you someone who is so busy that...

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When Is It Too Late To Learn Songwriting? And CAN It Be Learned? Sep 05, 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...

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How Constraints Can Actually HELP Our Songwriting Creativity Sep 05, 2021

 How can constraints actually help our songwriting creativity?

Well, you might have experienced something like what I did in school.

They take something creative and then rip almost every...

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3 Easy Tips To Write More Huge Melodies Sep 05, 2021

I don’t know about you, but I love a good epic melody.
 

I love when I get goosebumps and feel significantly emotionally moved by a emotive, huge melody.

And,...

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3 Unintuitive Songwriting Skills Sep 05, 2021

When it comes to songwriting, there are plenty of relatively obvious skills and sub-skills that are involved.

We know that we need to learn how to write killer melodies, meaningful lyrics, and...

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3 Main Reasons To Have A Pre-Chorus Sep 05, 2021

Let’s be clear here: There is no song section that you should always have.

Each song section has a role and a job. 

Some songs don’t call for that role or job.

While not...

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4 Main Elements of A Song Sep 05, 2021

Let’s talk about the 4 main elements of a song.

Thinking through a song as a sum of its main elements can help make songwriting easier. 

Instead of simply looking at the song as a...

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3 Things To LEARN If You Want To START SONGWRITING Sep 05, 2021

There are 3 main things that I think are super important to learn before taking the dive into songwriting.

  It’s important to learn keys, so you know what notes and chords you...

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3 Reasons You'll Want To QUIT Songwriting... And Why You Shouldn't Sep 05, 2021

There will come a time when you want to quit songwriting.

Sometimes it’s a close friend or relative who doesn’t seem to think you’re any good or seems unimpressed by what...

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The Importance of SONGWRITING SUBSKILLS: Talent Stacking For Songwriters Sep 05, 2021

In order to get better at songwriting, it’s super important to break down the huge skill of “songwriting” into its many subskills.

“Songwriting” is such a massive and...

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3 Tips BEFORE You Start Songwriting Sep 05, 2021

In this video podcast, we’re talking through 3 tips to know BEFORE you start songwriting.

But hey, it doesn’t hurt to hear these things even if you’re a seasoned veteran...

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