November 2020

Songwriters Block – 11 Tips On How To Get You Unstuck

Songwriters Block… Every songwriter gets it at least once in their career. It’s easy to find yourself in the midst of it and very difficult to get yourself out of the grips of it however, freedom from it can be achieved. Songwriter, producer and keyboard player Michael Gallant through his article “Songwriting and Writer’s Block: […]

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Songwriting Tip – Develop A Sense Of Wonder About Everything

“Everyone has at least five great albums in them” – Chris Martin, Coldplay I remember seeing an interview with Chris Martin and Will Champion from Coldplay on the TV a little while ago and the thing that interested me most about that interview was the discussion about their songwriting process and philosophy behind it all. […]

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The Illusion Of Songwriting Perfection

Recently, I was chatting to a songwriter friend of mine about the pain he experiences while writing songs. He said that he’s great at starting songs but lousy at finishing them (well, aren’t we all). He also told me the main philosophy for his songwriting process is, “if the song is not perfect then the […]

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Songwriting Tip – Learn Your Craft By Studying Other Peoples Songs

Let me make one thing very clear… By saying that, as songwriters, we should be learning our craft by studying the songs of other songwriters, I’m not saying that you should be copying another peoples song and calling them your own. What I am saying is that, by asking yourself what songs you like to […]

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What Is The Definition Of A “Bad” Song Anyway?

I ask this question because it seems to me that we, as songwriters are real experts at naming which one of our creations are bad, so much in fact that for some songwriters, it stops them from creating altogether. Here are some thoughts I have on this subject. Now, call me strange, but I’ve never […]

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Songwriting Process – Getting Out Of Your Own Way

At the end of the day, writing songs can be as easy or as hard as you want to make it. One of the main reasons why songwriters find the songwriting process difficult is that they get in their own way by placing a pre-determined outcome to their process. There are a lot of songwriters […]

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12 Ways To Enhance Your Songwriting Process

I realised a long time ago that when it comes to the songwriting process there’s no such thing as the perfect way of writing songs, it can always be improved upon. Listed below are twelve ways in which I think you can enhance, improve and eventually master your songwriting process. Even if you implement just […]

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Songwriting Tip – Creating Lyric Ideas By Journaling

It’s a known fact that winning the conversations that you have with your inner voice on a daily basis is one of the main keys to getting the most out of your songwriting process. For me, writing down my thoughts by keeping a journal is one of the best strategies I’ve found to keep my […]

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How To Maintain The Flow Of Songwriting Ideas

Your goal as a songwriter is to keep your songwriting ideas alive at all times and at the same time, developing ways to capture those ideas at any given opportunity. With that being said, my advice to you is to never trust your memory. If you do, you’ll lose more ideas than you gain and […]

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Songwriting Tip – Always Be Prepared To Capture Songwriting Ideas

Sometimes songs come from the most amazing places. I was once asked to facilitate a songwriting workshop with the topic being how to capture songwriting ideas, and in my research for the workshop, one of the questions I asked myself was “where have my songs come from?” It was one of the first times I […]

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