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Songwriting: 7 Tips How to Begin Writing Songs

August 15th, 2018 by

Songwriting Tips Begin Writing Songs Headphones Smartphone MusicEvery new songwriter can feel uninspired and lost at the beginning of this journey. The sole idea of having a blank page you need to fill with fine lyrics is overwhelming. As Peter Braxton, songwriter and an expert at a thesis writing service says: ‘The hard thing is to start the song. When you have an excellent beginning, the rest will just come rushing to you’.  Here are 7 tips to help you begin writing songs.

Writing a song isn’t half as hard as it seems. There is basically no limitation or wrong answer as to how you should begin or which idea you have to pursue. The only forbidden thing is copying other people’s songs. In fact, if you ask any songwriter how they came up with the beginning of their song, they will all struggle to explain their start. (more…)

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    In the field of songwriting, inspiration and craft work with each other. Inspiration rarely rolls off the pen in finished form; it takes some crafting to make it commercially viable. Likewise, well-crafted songs are often the inspiration for new songs. Whether your starting point is a catchy title, a hook-line, or whatever, all of your songs should be inspired in some way, then crafted into a genre specific, commercially viable, polished song. Some will take years, and some will take minutes.