Songwriting Tips

Songwriting Tip – Using Cliches To Your Songwriting Advantage

There are many songwriting articles around telling us how bad cliches are for songwriting and that they should be eliminated from your life but for me, the question still remains… “Is it possible to completely eradicate cliches from your songwriting?” Well, I believe that you can’t completely eradicate cliches but you can look at them from […]

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Songwriting Tip – Sometimes You’ve Just Got To Walk Away

The productivity of your songwriting process can be a very hard thing to predict at times. Some days it’s like writing songs is the easiest thing to do in the world while on other days it’s an impossible task just trying to put pen to paper. When this happens, one of the best ways I’ve […]

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Using Peak Hour Traffic To Your Songwriting Advantage

This particularly works for me as I do a lot of driving with my day gig. How about this for a songwriting exercise! The next time you find yourself stuck in peak hour traffic, instead of feeling frustrated, stressed and angry about the situation, use the time at hand to manifest songwriting ideas in your […]

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Songwriting Tip – Mind Mapping Your Songwriting Ideas

You know what… I love mind maps. I love them because I’m a visual person, and developing a songwriting idea by using a mind map really helps me write my song lyrics more clearly and effectively. Right now though you’re probably asking “what the hell is this mind map?” Well, according to Wikipedia a mind […]

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10 Ridiculous Songwriting Tips That Actually Work

I typed “songwriting tips” into Google just now and I was staggered by the amount of search results on offer. There were 34.8 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 […]

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Songwriting Tips From The Hitmakers (Part 3)

Here is the final part of the three part series on the CD Baby DIY Musicians Blog called Songwriting Tips From The Hitmakers. In this third part of this songwriting tips series, you’ll be reading pearls of wisdom from the following songwriters… Neil Finn Ben Harper Rick Neilsen Liz Phair Robbie Robertson Ray Davies Richie […]

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Songwriting Tips From The Hitmakers (Part 2)

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, here is part two of a three part series on the CD Baby DIY Musician Blog called Songwriting Tips From The Hitmakers. You will find pearls of wisdom from the hearts and minds of the following songwriters… Paul Westerberg Chris Cornell Neil Finn Ray Davies Robbie Robertson Lyle Lovett Chris […]

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Songwriting Tips From The Hitmakers (Part 1)

There’s something about hearing songwriting tips from other songwriters (especially one who have a hit or two under their belt) that really hit home to me the importance of treating my own songwriting as a craft above anything else. One of my favourite blogs is the CD Baby DIY Musician Blog (they do a great podcast […]

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Here’s Some Songwriting Inspiration Tips For You

As songwriters, we all need a bit of inspiration every now and then to keep our songwriting process moving along. So… With this in mind I found a two part series of Songwriting Inspiration Tips from the Bandzoogle Blog that gives all of us songwriters a timely reminder that songwriting inspiration can be manufactured through disciplined […]

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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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