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5 Songwriting Lies You Tell Yourself about and the Actual Truth

August 1st, 2019 by

Songwriting is more than hard – it is complex, challenging, and requires a great deal of inspiration. There’s a good reason why so few people are known for their songwriting skills. You don’t start songwriting without having a really good plan, without possessing the right skills, and without the proper confidence in yourself and your resources. (more…)

Songwriting: Top 5 Tips on How to Do It Perfectly

April 23rd, 2019 by
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Probably you have googled songwriting tips, and you’ve stumbled upon this text. This means you almost certainly don’t know how to start, maybe you’re stuck or you need a tweak to your writing. Good, you’re in the right place!

Songwriting is an individual, personal process. It isn’t an exact science, so there aren’t strict rules or restrictions you need to follow. You have all the freedom you want.

However, there are some guidelines, some general principles and useful advice you can apply to craft new hits. Therefore, here are the top five tips on how to write a song. Let’s start!

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    Many songwriters begin their work either sitting at a keyboard or picking up a guitar, working out a melodic line and coming up with the chord structure from there. Happily for those among us who are less than skilled at musical instruments, there is an alternative. Try coming up with a bass and drum groove using any one of a number of cheap and abundant software. Many times these simple little ‘grooves’ can kick us in the butt, get us up and out of our chairs, and get the creative juices flowing.