The Daily Muse

The Daily Muse – April 9th, 2020

After being hospitalised with COVID-19 symptoms last week, songwriting legend John Prine has passed away from the illness at the age of 73. Legendary folk songwriter John Prine dies from COVID-19, aged 73 Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Ani DiFranco grew into a lover of music with a particular fondness for the acoustic […]

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The Daily Muse – April 8th, 2020

John Schmitt has walked through hell while wearing night vision goggles and carrying a hot gun. You can imagine the rest – actually, unless you’ve seen combat you probably can’t. How songwriting is helping an Alabama vet’s PTSD Predictability is not the horrible monster of songwriting. Even songs that sound unique, complex or startling are […]

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The Daily Muse – April 7th, 2020

They were arguably the most versatile writers of pop song of their generation, and probably even now. As soon as they wrote a hit, it was back to the drawing board to come up with something completely different. The Differences Between Lennon’s and McCartney’s Melodies If most of us, myself included, were completely honest about […]

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The Daily Muse – April 6th, 2020

Whether it’s long distances or a global pandemic that keeps us apart, remote collaboration can be a gift to our creative lives and personal wellbeing when being together in the same space isn’t possible. 4 creative approaches to remote collaboration Understanding these terms thoroughly should help you communicate your own ideas to other musicians, or […]

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The Daily Muse – April 5th, 2020

If you want to write songs but don’t play piano or guitar, don’t let that stop you. There are plenty of online resources and useful tools for creating tracks to write to or accompany your existing melody and lyrics. How to Write a Song If You Don’t Play an Instrument One common complaint I hear […]

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Introducing “The Daily Muse”

As I mentioned in my very first post, the reason that started this site, All About Songwriting was so I could get the latest songwriting information out to you whether it be gleaned from my own experiences as a songwriter over the years or, from what I find online. Now, my appetite for collecting and […]

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