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More Secrets to Songwriting Success You Need To Learn Now

January 30th, 2013 by

Develop these attributes of a successful songwriter, and you will find yourself moving quickly toward songwriting success!

Thick Skin

The music business is a tough business. You cannot be easily hurt or upset if you want to be a successful songwriter.  There will always be situations where your work will be under scrutiny or critiqued. You need to develop a way to see past that and let it roll off your back, like “water off a duck’s back.

Duck in WaterDucks have feathers that are tight and their density act like oil. It keeps the duck dry and warm.  So when water, cold or otherwise, lands on the back of a duck, it simply rolls off. Let critiques roll off your back in a similar manner. If you are going to be successful, you need to take these situations as opportunities to become a better songwriter. (more…)

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    Many times not playing a musical instrument is more of a help than a hindrance. Too many aspiring songwriters will play a couple of chords on their instrument and sing only the notes that go with those particular chords. While sometimes this is OK, what usually happens is that the resulting melody when sung A Capella (without instruments) is usually flat and somewhat boring. In fact, a good test for all the melodies that you come up with is to sing them A Capella and see if you wake up at two in the morning with the song still in your head.