Here is another video (as a follow on from this one) of one of my favourite songwriters, Sting outlining his songwriting process but this time it’s on an 1997 Australian TV program called “Access All Areas” which was hosted by Australian Jazz legend Paul Grabowsky.
In the video I love Sting’s explanation of how he initially creates a song.
He states that “… a song begins with an idea that encompasses the song before you’ve written it.” He also goes on to explain that there are rules in songwriting and that “… if you obey those rules you enter a state of grace.”
Oh, and by the way, Sting loves Middle 8’s.
Here is the video, enjoy…
PS: The first “Sting And His Songwriting Process” video can be found here.
Until next time, keep on writing
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