Any songwriting process needs to breathe, it needs to organically grow and develop so it can eventually gain its own momentum and function under its own steam.
The creation and maintenance of ones songwriting process is an ongoing, lifetime commitment.
For a songwriting process to truly serve the songwriter it needs to do the following:
- It needs to grow legs and crawl before it can walk and walk before it can run
- It needs to be constantly worked, tweaked, analysed and improved upon
- It needs the songwriters patience, dedication, passion and focus
- It needs the songwriter to be brave enough to try new things, get out of their zones of comfort and even to make mistakes
- It needs the songwriter to allow themselves the time to learn from those failings
- It needs the songwriter to let go of their ego and allow themselves to create without prejudice
I’ve always believed that a constantly developed and refined songwriting process is the most important asset that a songwriter can possess and it all starts by asking yourself the following question…
“How do I write my songs?”
Your songwriting process becomes your answer, an answer that will last a lifetime.
Now, let me ask you the question… How do you write your songs?
Do you have a set way of doing things or, do you approach your songwriting from different angles depending on what ideas come to you first?
Let me know how you do it and I’ll let you know how I do it and therefore together, we can develop our songwriting processes with each other.
Until next time, keep on writing,
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