Archive for Songwriting

How to Write Songs People Will Love

October 8th, 2014 by

Learn Songs Headphone Computer Screen Write SongsDo you truly want to write the best song you possibly can? If your answer is yes, you  need to emulate what successful songwriters do. How do you learn from these successful songwriters? That’s easy. Study great songs. Continue reading to learn how to write songs people will love.

Songwriting is a Learned Skill

It is rare that anyone can write a great song right away. Songwriting is a skill and it can be learned. Make great songwriters your teacher by understanding how they write songs.

It Starts with an Idea

In all creative endeavors originally comes from taking existing ideas and method and applying them in unique ways. Using those existing ideas requires studying them. You then analyze them and figure out what makes them successful. The more you know, the stronger your instinct will be for what is memorable, catchy and engaging. (more…)

Songwriting – Three Rules of Thumb – How to Write Songs

January 30th, 2014 by

Rules of ThumbHere is an article by GK Eckert on Three Rules of Thumb on how to write songs.  These rules can be quite useful during the songwriting process.  Are these the only rules? Not really,  But they are a place to start.  For each point I will include a brief commentary.  You can also jump into the conversation by making comments.

Guest Article by GK Eckert

Songwriting is most definitely a skill. In time, you will come up with many of your own tricks, tools and guidelines. My “three rules of thumb” have proven to be my most valuable tools when it comes to the art of writing songs. Here they are! (more…)

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    Here’s a tip on the final stage of the songwriting process, the demo. While the demo is the sketch of the song, it is not so sparse as to fail to grab the interest of the folks who may be buying it. While it doesn’t need to be polished, the more professional it sounds, the better the chance it has of piquing the interest of prospective buyers.