Songwriting Ideas

Songwriting Ideas Are Infinite And Sacred

My first piece of advice that I would give to any beginning songwriter is… “Never throw anything away, EVER!” Just think, that piece of paper that you’ve thrown in the bin with some half finished lyrics penned the night before might have contained the ideas for THE song that defines you as a performer, artist […]

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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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One Songwriter’s Trash Is Another Songwriter’s Treasure

You would’ve guessed by now through reading my blog that I’m a real fan of the songwriting process and the many ways that a song can be created. I’m also a great believer in not throwing anything away, no matter how small, bland, banal, silly or trivial you might think your songwriting ideas are. Now […]

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Reading The Newspaper For Songwriting Ideas

If writing lyrics is all about manipulating words onto paper, then to be a good lyricist you would need to develop a very healthy respect for the English language and how it can be put together to tell a story, describe a scene or, to put across a point of view. It would also be […]

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6 Ways You Can Find Songwriting Ideas Everywhere.

I’m a great believer that songwriting ideas are everywhere and all you need to do is to allow yourself to tap into the void and somehow, let the songwriting ideas come to you. These sentiments are echoed in Erin McAnnally’s wonderful article titled “6 Songwriting Tips for Finding Melodies in the Space Around You” which appeared recently […]

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