Songwriting Process

Songwriting Process – Reading Poetry For Lyrical Inspiration

“We live in a world of infinite songwriting idea possibilities. All we have to do is go out there and find them.” I outlined in my last posts “Songwriting Process – Reading Books for Lyrical Inspiration” the concept of reading books as a way of gathering lyrical ideas. Since then I realised that you can […]

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Songwriting Process – Reading Books For Lyrical Inspiration

We have so much information around us these days yet I still hear so many songwriters complain that they can’t find anything to write about. The way that I look at it, there’s so many ways in which a songwriter can be inspired that it’s almost impossible to not find anything to write about. Personally, […]

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Songwriting Tip – Developing A Songwriters Mindset

“Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new” – Og Mandino The above quote beautifully sums up what I would call a songwriters mindset, a powerful skill to master. Just think about it, if songwriting is all about capturing aural snapshots of […]

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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 – Inspire Your Songwriting Process With Quotations

Quotations are those little gems of wisdom that people come up with regarding any topic that you can think of. I love them. I’ve always thought of quotations as condensed forms of insight that songs could be created from. I’m sure there have been many songs that were inspired by a choice quote or phrase. […]

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6 Ways To Develop Your Songwriting Process Further

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: […]

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Learn The Rules Of Songwriting In Order To Break Them

When I was studying music in High School some years ago, I remember having one of my many intense conversations with my music teacher Mr Morgan about the so-called “rules” of music  and why I had to learn them. I remember saying to my Mr Morgan defiantly, “well, if anything goes in music, why are […]

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Which Songwriting Process Works For You?

I’ve always been really fascinated with the songwriting process and how there seems to be many roads that can lead to a completed song. You can approach writing a song in a number of ways. 1. Write from a melody or riff2. Write from lyrical ideas3. Write from a song title4. Write with a collaborator […]

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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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