How To NEVER Lose Your Songwriting Ideas: The Subtle Magic of an Idea Sheet Sep 05, 2021

Have you ever thought of a great song idea, said to yourself “I’ll have to work on that later!” and then totally forgot about it?

Or have you ever gone to bed, gotten a song...

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Show Before You Tell In Your Song Sep 04, 2021

A common piece of advice in the world of storytelling is “Show, don’t tell”.

This is perhaps some of the most powerful, important advice a new novelist or short story writer can...

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How To Develop A Song Idea: 3 Killer Things To Do BEFORE You Start Writing Lyrics Sep 04, 2021

It can be overwhelming to go straight from a song idea to writing lyrics.

The good news is that there are steps we can make to develop our song ideas before we try to write the lyrics.

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Creativity Comes In Sprints Sep 04, 2021

I’ve talked about the importance of not waiting for or relying on the muse.

As songwriters, we need to learn to somewhat jumpstart our creativity.

That being said, we can’t always...

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7 Mistakes New Songwriters Make Sep 04, 2021

I’ve been a new songwriter.

Everyone has.

And I’ve heard a lot of songs from different new songwriters.

Overall, there are 7 mistakes I see new songwriters making repeatedly.

In...

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Tools To Write Songs In 2021 Sep 04, 2021

 

Last week we talked about how to write songs in 2021. 

This week we’re talking about the technological tools we can utilize in our songwriting in 2021. 

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How To Write Songs In 2021 Sep 04, 2021

2021 is almost here.

So it’s time to celebrate all the awesome songs we’ve written over the last year.

But it’s also time to turn a new page and think about how we can do even...

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Music Or Lyrics First? 2 Advantages and Disadvantages Of Each Songwriting Method Sep 04, 2021

It’s one of the oldest debates in songwriting: Should I write the music or the lyrics first?

I’ve written songs I’m proud of with both methods, but there are definitely some...

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3 Reasons Songwriters MUST Keep Practicing Their Instruments Sep 04, 2021

It’s easy to get lazy about practicing your instruments when you start songwriting.

I get it. Songwriting is amazingly fun. Much more fun than practicing scales and forcing yourself to...

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Advantages of Songwriting In The Direct Address Point Of View Sep 04, 2021

Direct Address is the most intimate point of view.

Not only that, but it’s also the most popular songwriting point of view. 

Why? Well, one reason is it’s the most ...

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Advantages of Songwriting In The 2nd Person Point Of View Sep 04, 2021

2nd person point of view is the most intimate point of view with a distinct lack of “I”.

In other words, it’s the most intimate point of view that is completely...

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Advantages of Songwriting In The 1st Person Point Of View Sep 04, 2021

1st person point of view is the most intimate point of view that doesn’t have a “you” within the song.

In other words, it’s the most intimate point of view that...

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