February 2020

All You Need Is Four Chords To Write A Hit Song… Apparently

Below is a video of a skit performed by Australian musical comedy act Axis Of Awesome. This video clearly demonstrates how important song lyrics and vocal melody are in writing and how the song arrangement (in this case it’s the chord progression E B C#m A or, I V vi IV in the key of […]

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Writing Song Lyrics – Making Mountains Out Of Molehills

If you’re like me, then part of your songwriting process is to be constantly on the lookout for more and more songwriting ideas because, it’s from these ideas that the next song is born. However, in the process of doing this you’ll end up having a whole lot of song lyric snippets, possible song titles […]

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10 Ridiculous Songwriting Tips That Actually Work

I typed “songwriting tips” into Google just now and I was staggered by the amount of search results on offer. There were 34.8 million of them to go through. If you go through the websites on the first couple of pages of Google you’ll see a wide range of songwriting tips mentioned however, after a […]

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Active Listening – A Songwriters Greatest Skill

When we start engaging in a conversation with someone, our minds generally start thinking a few steps ahead and therefore we miss out on the whole experience. You know, ordinary people really say the most extraordinary things if you just listen out for it. If we, as songwriters practise the art of actively listening to […]

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YOU Are The Uniqueness And Originality In Your Songwriting

Here’s a can of worms I choose to open today (and this is personal opinion of course)… I reckon that we are coming to the point where everything in western contemporary music has been done before, so why are songwriters so concerned with trying to sound totally 100% original to the point where it becomes an […]

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Songwriting Tools – The Rhyming Dictionary And Thesaurus

The world is full of words and for me, writing lyrics can be a challenge in itself and I reckon that any tools that make it easier for me to put down my songwriting ideas from head to paper need to be adapted into my songwriting process. The two online tools I use when I […]

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