I just typed “songwriting tips” into Google just now and I was staggered by the amount of search results on offer. There were 30.9 million of them to go through.
If you go through the websites on the first couple of pages of Google you’ll see a wide range of songwriting tips mentioned however, after a while you’ll notice that the songwriting tips all start sounding the same.
That is, until I come across the article 10 Ridiculous Songwriting Tips That Actually Work” on the online mastering website LANDR.
The article acknowledges that a lot of songwriting tips online sound the same but in regards to their songwriting tips the article goes on to say…
But these tips are the special ones. The ones that put you and your ideas first. The ones that open up some time to really focus, experiment and make your songs work.
I’ll be honest, the article title grabbed me first and foremost. “How ridiculous are these tips?” I asked myself, but once I started to read the article I realised that I hadn’t seen these songwriting tips before.
I started to get excited about how I could incorporate these tips into my own songwriting process.
My 3 favourite tips in the article are…
- Play 5 radios at once (#1)
- Don’t talk for the entire day. Just listen (#3)
- Cut your lyrics into a million pieces (#8)
Make a point of reading 10 Ridiculous Songwriting Tips That Actually Work and see if there are any other ridiculous tips you can add onto the list and make sure you let me know what they are so we can all benefit from getting a little bit ridiculous with our songwriting process.
Until next time, keep on writing,
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