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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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    If you have a song and you’re ready to send it out but something (or somebody!) is telling you that it’s not quite ready, listen to them. Remember this: great songs are not written, they’re rewrittenÉand rewrittenÉand rewritten. The point here is that rarely are creative endeavors completed on the first pass. Think of all your songs as drafts, or ‘starts’ until they get published.