Is Music Theory Necessary For Writing Songs?

I hear from a lot of beginner songwriters bemoaning the fact that they have little or no musical theory knowledge and therefore will not be able to write ‘good’ songs. For me, songs come from the heart and mind not from some mathematical formula. However, if you want to learn music theory, do it because […]

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24 Lyric Writing Tips For The Lyrically Challenged

If anyone asks me whether lyrics or music comes first when writing a song, I would generally say that it would be music first because I don’t consider myself a proficient lyricist. Musical ideas come much easier than lyrical ideas and even though, over time, it has become easier to come up with lyrics to […]

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