The Daily Muse – May 7th, 2020

Most songwriters don’t try do anything new. They’re busy enough just trying to write a good song. Stretching the form itself – that is something rarely tried mostly.

Behind The Song – “American Pie” by Don McLean

The resurgent country artist provides us with his take on our survival kit, that is as unique as his artistry

Chris Gantry’s Songwriting Survival Kit

The power and strength of your lyrics is an important part of how future audiences will rate you as a songwriter. It’s true that some fantastic songs have had pretty mundane lyrics.

Songwriting – Separating the Writing of Lyrics From the Writing of Music

When the well runs dry you need to use every trick in the book to reignite that spark of creativity. Luckily, music theory is one of the best places to turn to grow your pool of ideas.

Secondary Dominants – How To Add Drama To Your Chord Progressions

As most of the world has known well for decades now, in terms of songwriting, there was no pressing need for Ringo to start writing songs.

Behind The Song – “Octopus’s Garden” by Ringo Starr

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