December 2019

2020

Happy New Year Everybody. 2020 Here We Come

Just wanted to wish everyone a very happy new year and it’s my hope that 2020 will be a wonderfully productive, creative and musical year for all. Personally, I will make sure that 2020 will be a great year for songwriting tips through this blog. I hope that you can come along for the ride […]

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Reading The Newspaper For Songwriting Ideas

If writing lyrics is all about manipulating words onto paper, then to be a good lyricist you would need to develop a very healthy respect for the English language and how it can be put together to tell a story, describe a scene or, to put across a point of view. It would also be […]

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How Keeping A Journal Will Help My Songwriting Process

Do you keep a journal? If not, you really should. I should know, I used to keep one myself off and on but now that 2020 and a new decade is fast approaching, I think it’s about time I started journaling again. I want to journal again because I found that it was one of […]

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Merry Christmas Everybody

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and creatively prosperous 2020. Here is something I think sums up the sentiments of the holiday season perfectly Until next time, keep on writing, Corey StewartAll About Songwriting

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Songwriting Tips – 10 Of The Best From David Foster

When accepting his BMI Icon award in 2010, songwriter David Foster gave a speech which was more like a ten commandments for all songwriters to live by. Here are those ten tips in a nutshell: Save your money Don’t get married Learn an instrument Don’t be too precious about your songs Be genuinely happy for […]

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Keeping Your Songwriting Simple – One Song, One Idea

As songwriters we should always be looking for ways to express what’s inside our minds and our hearts plus, what we observe externally from ourselves. We also have to balance this need to express ourselves with the fact that we also want others to listen to our songs and relate to, embrace and make those […]

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Some Songwriting Resolutions For All Of Us To Consider In 2020

Now that we’re fast approaching the end of 2019, it’s time to really start focussing on your songwriting resolutions and goals for 2020. I’ve put together a list of possibilities to consider when working out what your songwriting goals are for the new year. I’ll certainly be using this list for my own songwriting too. […]

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Your Life As One Continuous Songwriting Process

As songwriters, we need to be eternally vigilant to any opportunity that might arise which enables us to replenish our repository of songwriting ideas. When we talk about a songwriting process though, we generally talk about engaging in a set of activities that is separate to our lives in general. We live our lives and […]

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Stuck In A Songwriting Rut? Try These Five Things

There are many, many times where I’ve felt less than motivated or inspired to put pen to paper and write a song. Most of the time, I’m able to get past the lack of motivation and exercise my songwriting muscle however, an article 5 Things To Do When You’re Stuck In A Creative Rut (Or […]

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Nine Ways To Stay Calm When Writing Songs Stresses You Out

We all know that sometimes life, stresses you out for many, many different reasons. This is particularly true when writing songs especially if you’re participating in a demanding songwriting challenge such as FAWM or RPM. In an article on The Guardian website – Deep Breath, Cup Of Tea, Long Walk: Nine Ways To Stay Calm […]

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