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10 Best Resources for Creative Songwriting

May 9th, 2017 by

creative songwriting guitarThe pressure is immense for a modern songwriter. What if your mind gets blocked? What if you write a song that sounds and feels like another one and you don’t even realize it? You’re under constant pressure to meet the expectations and be more creative.

Well, there’s a good thing in being a modern songwriter: you can get better and more productive thanks to technology. There are great tools and online resources that will boost your creativity. We’ll list 10 of them. (more…)

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    As you’re constructing your next melody, when you get to the chorus, I suggest you go up a major third from the last note of the verse to the first note of the chorus. eg: from C to E. This interval has been tested time and time again, and causes the most listener goose-bumps. Someone on the other side of a very big, important desk told me early in my career that ‘a song without a hook isn’t a song. ‘ I’ve never forgotten that. Submitted by Molly-Ann Leikin of Songwriting Consultants, Ltd.