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 Exercise – Expanding On Your Possible Song Titles

As I have mentioned in my last post Songwriting Exercise – Brainstorming Possible Song Titles, I generally brainstorm words and phrases for 30 minutes at a time most mornings, making sure that for every list I do I put the date on top so I know which list to look at first. Now, if you […]

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Songwriting Ideas Are Infinite And Sacred

My first piece of advice that I would give to any beginning songwriter is… “Never throw anything away, EVER!” Just think, that piece of paper that you’ve thrown in the bin with some half finished lyrics penned the night before might have contained the ideas for THE song that defines you as a performer, artist […]

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Songwriting Exercise – Brainstorming Possible Song Titles

A good song title is a songwriter’s best friend because it can encapsulate the whole song in a few well chosen words. One of the best ways I’ve found to get my own songwriting process going is to brainstorm lists of possible song titles and see what comes from that. For those who aren’t sure […]

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The Joys Of Rewriting Your Songs

Nile Rodgers once said that “…I know how to write and rewrite songs, and the genius is really in the rewriting.” This statement is something that I totally agree with. I reckon, if you’re at the stage with writing your song where you need to go through it and start revisiting parts to ensure that you’re […]

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My Take On Rewriting Older Songs

Lately I’ve been looking over my old songbooks, half finished songwriting ideas and my recording archives to see if there are any thing that I can rewrite, reboot, update or restore in any way. Sometimes I get inspired by this exercise but for most of the time I don’t. For me, it very much depends on what […]

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Writing Songs – Pen And Paper VS Keyboard And Computer

Call me old fashioned but I still prefer writing songs with a pen to paper rather than to use a computer. There have been many times where I’ve attempted to use a word processor instead of pen and paper to jot down my songwriting ideas and I’ve found that the special feeling of continuity I […]

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Using Poetry To Transform Your Lyric Writing

There have been a few instances where lines of poetry have inspired a song or two inside me and with that in mind, I came a cross an article written by songwriter Anna Dagmar called “Transforming Your Lyrics From Poetry To Personal Truth.” She mentions at the beginning of the article after discovering that her […]

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How To Finish That Song That You’ve Been Working On Forever

I must say that I’m one of those songwriters that is an expert at starting off songwriting ideas but really ordinary at finishing them off into completed songs. It’s one of those things that I personally need help with in my own songwriting process. Here is an article by well known producer, author and songwriter […]

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Songwriting Tip – Never Be Afraid To Ask Questions

Someone once told me that the only stupid questions are the ones you don’t ask. Knowledge is gained through experience and by asking lots of questions. I would love to have a go at answering whatever question you may have about songwriting. Go on, just ask me 🙂 The music industry is built on networks […]

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