Spicing Up Your MEDIANT CHORDS | How To Make Your iii Chords More Interesting Jan 30, 2023

Mediant chords, also known as minor iii chords, are criminally under-utilized. 

Ok, it's my opinion that they're underutilized. But a Hook Theory study did show that it's the least common of...

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What are Borrowed Chords? Borrowed Chords Explained Jan 29, 2023

What on earth are borrowed chords? And, should I care about them? Are the actually useful? If so, how do I use them?

In this video, we're breaking down what borrowed chords are and talk about some...

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Spicing Up Your SUPERTONIC CHORDS | How To Make Your ii Chords More Interesting Jan 16, 2023

How do we make our ii chords more interesting? Sure, we could write songs with plain old major and minor triads, but the world of music opens up so much more when we figure out how to get more out...

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How To Make SONGWRITING a HABIT | ATOMIC HABITS for SONGWRITERS Part 2 Jan 16, 2023

How do we make songwriting a habit and not just another hobby? That's what we're talking about in this video, based on advice from James Clear's book Atomic Habits

If we're really...

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ATOMIC HABITS for SONGWRITERS Part 1: The Importance of Habits Jan 16, 2023

Do songwriters need to make songwriting a habit? Of course! In this video, we're talking about the reasons why it's important for songwriters to make a habit of songwriting.

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POET STYLE SONGWRITING Explained Jan 16, 2023

Songwriters often have a style of writing, but often we tend to assume that the way we have written songs is the best way for us to write. But sometimes we need to expand ourselves a bit and try...

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5 Reasons You're STUCK and Not GROWING as a Songwriter Jan 16, 2023

Sometimes we seem to hit a wall. Our songs don't seem to be getting better and may even be getting worse. We feel like we've started to write worse versions of a song we've already written. We...

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PERFORMER STYLE SONGWRITING Explained Dec 09, 2022

Most songwriters don't seem to even consider that there are other styles of songwriting outside of their own. But leveraging some different songwriting styles can be massively helpful as they all...

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Half Shy's Lyric Workbook: First Impressions Dec 05, 2022

In this video, I'm sharing my first impressions of Half Shy's new Lyric Workbook. 

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PRODUCER STYLE SONGWRITING Explained Dec 05, 2022

Songwriters often don't even consider that there are other songwriting styles outside of their own. Much less that there may be another songwriting style out there that might be a better fit for...

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John Mayer Explains The Songwriting Process | Songwriters Talk Songwriting Oct 24, 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 18, 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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