Goals For Your POST-CHORUS | What Your Song's Post-Chorus Should Accomplish May 17, 2022

How do we make sure something we make is on track? 

We have goals for that thing. How do you know if you're writing as many songs as you want? You have a goal to hit. If you hit...

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Goals For Your 2ND VERSE | What Your Song's Second Verse Should Accomplish 2nd verse second verse Apr 29, 2022

How can we know if our 2nd verse is effective? One great way is to have clear goals that our second verses should generally accomplish.

So, in this video, we're talking about what the goals...

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Goals For Your PRE-CHORUS | What Your Song's Pre-Chorus Should Accomplish pre-chorus Apr 21, 2022

It can be hard to know if your song section is effective at what it is supposed to do.

How can we make it easier? Talking about what goals each song section should generally...

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Does Your VOCABULARY MATTER As A LYRICIST? lyric writing Apr 01, 2022

Does vocabulary matter as a lyricist?

The Short Answer: Yes.

If we simply think of what vocabulary really is at its heart, it’s simply having access to more words to use. 

It allows us...

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What SONGWRITERS Can Learn From PAINTERS what songwriters can learn from other artists Mar 22, 2022

What Is And Is Not In Frame 

A painter will show exactly what is needed and beneficial, no more and no less.

If it doesn’t have a purpose being in the frame, it shouldn’t be...

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Goals For Your CHORUS | What Your Song's Chorus Should Accomplish chorus Mar 18, 2022

Eloquently Deliver Your Song’s Main Theme or Idea

There’s no doubt that the chorus is the most important part of a song.

Usually the verses and bridge cover the story. 

The verses...

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What SONGWRITERS Can Learn From POETS what songwriters can learn from other artists Mar 15, 2022

Read Your Lyrics Out Loud

Poetry readings are an important element of poetry. Reading out loud is often the single best way to ensure that the poem flows. 

Often poets like to have other...

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Goals For Your FIRST VERSE | What Your Song's First Verse Should Accomplish Mar 11, 2022

Deliver Imagery To Contextualize the Rest of the song

Every piece of information informs and contextualizes everything after it. 

If you front-load your song with imagery, it will carry...

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When Can I ACTUALLY START Songwriting? What If I Barely Play An Instrument? when can i start songwriting Mar 07, 2022

Maybe you barely play an instrument. You might have picked up the guitar or piano just a few weeks ago. Can you start songwriting? 

The short answer: yes. 

The longer and more nuanced...

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You're WRONG About Music Theory. Music Theory Is NOT Sheet Music Nor Academic Knowledge. Mar 04, 2022

Do you think that knowing how to read and write sheet music is what music theory is? Because that's at all what music theory is!

If you thought that music theory wasn't useful for...

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Questions To Ask Yourself When Songwriting: 4 Questions To Test Our Song Lyrics With songwriting questions Mar 02, 2022

What questions should we be asking ourselves as we are songwriting? Let's talk about some good questions to ask ourselves to make sure our songs and lyrics are on the right track!

 

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