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When Songwriting Lyrics Unique Voice is Important

March 20th, 2013 by

Unique Being Different -Stand out in the crowdSongwriters write songs because they have something to say. A songwriter is also an artist. When a collection of songs are written, that collection becomes what is known as the artist voice.  When writing songs it is important to have your own unique voice.

Be Original

One important aspect of developing your own unique voice is to be original. There are many ways an artist can be original. To start out you can take an existing concept and think of it in a new way. Take a fresh perspective on this concept and develop it into something different. To do this you need to be inventive. Using things in novel ways will also help you be more original. This transition will build your creative chops. (more…)

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    Here’s one of the ‘usual and customary’ methods for dividing the credits. This system is known as the Nashville method, so named for the way that it is done in Nashville. According to this method, everyone who is in the room actively involved in writing the song gets an equal share of the writer’s credit. The thinking behind this is akin to the law of natural selection, e.g., if someone isn’t pulling his/her weight, they will not be invited to the next session. ,