Songwriting Advice

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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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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6 Reasons Why Failure Is Your Friend in Songwriting

For all of the triumphs that you will experience as a songwriter, there are going to be a lot more failures along your songwriting journey. It’s just a part of life and this is beautifully explained in Cliff Goldmacher’s article Why Failure Is Your Friend In Songwriting. In his article he starts of by stating […]

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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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