Songwriting For Life Change, Stage 2: Writing and Refining

Writing songs can be difficult, especially when you’re trying to write songs that you want to use to encourage positive life changes in your listeners. This video shares the process I’ve been working with and developing over the last number of years to write songs, many of which do this. For notes that accompany this video, please follow this link: www.slideshare.net Additional links: www.stevencurtischapman.com – A favorite artist of mine whose songs usually have an encouragement focus. Would love to know what his song writing process is! “Songwriting Formula” Video (www.youtube.com – The popular song structure and some tips for writing in this format. www.kompoz.com – a website for collaborating with other musicians to write songs. I haven’t used it myself, but it looks neat! How to Write a Song #3: How to Write Lyrics Video (www.youtube.com – helpful in the generation of phrases suitable for your encouraging songs

Author: PCCSongs
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Published: 2012-02-18 18:32:22
Songwriting For Life Change, Stage 2: Writing and Refining

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