May 2020

Writing Therapy Songs Is Good For You

When life is getting you down and you have no-one to talk to, how about writing a song about it? I can assure you that it will make you feel so much better. This is because writing a song about your thoughts and feelings is a wonderful way of expressing what’s happening inside you plus, […]

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Songwriting – A Way To Experience Life

To increase your songwriting ability it’s necessary to increase your life experience, and that means getting out of your comfort zone and embracing what life has to offer you. Imagine having the confidence to fully experience life with the knowledge that there could be a great song awaiting as a result of the risk being […]

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Liberate Yourself From Your Songwriting Fears Today

“To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong” – Joseph Chilton Pierce Today I want to share with you my personal thoughts on fear in songwriting. You know, I’ve never heard of anyone dying from writing a song but I know some songwriters that fear their own songwriting like they […]

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What Does Songwriting Mean To You?

Let’s look at the word SONGWRITING for a minute. The dictionary meaning of the word is the “… writing the music and words of songs.” Now that should give us a clue but I think the definition it goes deep enough. I reckon the meaning of the word SONGWRITING should be something like… “The process […]

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The Importance Of Always Recording Your Songwriting Ideas

As a songwriter, there are going to be times in your career where you’ll be so inspired, writing a complete song from start to finish in one go will seem like the easiest thing in the world. For the rest of the time however, it’ll seem like that all you’re doing is constantly finding that […]

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30 Ways To Overcome (Song) Writers Block

If you know where to look there’s literally tons of great songwriting tips, songwriting articles and general songwriting advice online. One such example of this comes in the form of an article I found recently titled 30 Songwriting Tips To Overcome Writer’s Block by Sam Wilson from The Pro Audio Files website. As the title […]

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Songwriting Advice – Too Many Ideas Will Spoil The Song

Let me ask you something… Have you heard of the KISS principle? It stands for “Keep It Simple, Stupid” and it’s a good rule of thumb for when you’re writing songs. We human beings are really funny creatures, we get bored with simplicity really quickly, so we try to complicate things so we can remain […]

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Smashing Songwriters Block, One (Bad) Song At A Time

Songwriting is the creative process of joining together lyrics, melody and music, and this process requires focus, time and patience. However, all creative people have their own personal nemesis buried deep inside them waiting to wreak some havoc and put a spanner in the works. It’s called your inner critic but really, it’s another name for […]

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Songwriting On Guitar – 10 Tips For The Songwriting Guitarist

It would be safe to say that the most common instrument used in songwriting is the (acoustic) guitar and today I’m featuring an article that outlines 10 tips for the songwriting guitarist. For me, songwriting and the guitar go hand in hand and I was finding myself nodding my head in agreement to all of […]

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Songwriting Process – When Doing Nothing Is Still Doing Something

Writing songs is a cyclic process. Sometimes a song will appear to you  and you can get it down with the greatest of ease and sometimes writing songs is like trying to pull teeth out of the mouth of an angry crocodile. I know that this piece of advice is going to sound counter-intuitive but […]

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