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3 Essential Songwriting Strategies to Overcome Writer’s Block

October 16th, 2018 by

writer's block songwriterWriter’s block is a condition where a writer experiences difficulties in developing new and creative work. Writer’s block is a phenomenon that affects all types of writers. Especially those who are involved in developing work that is not only in creative works but also in more structured.

Writer’s block is characterized by an inability to develop work that is either new or original. It’s a phenomenon experienced by some of the top writers in history, such as

In songwriting, writer’s block is a phenomenon that can have far-reaching consequences, potentially affecting an individual for years if not managed effectively.

Despite the debilitating feeling associated with writer’s block,  a number of strategies exist helping songwriter’s overcome this proverbial “rut”. However, three strategies stand out. (more…)

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    Though it’s always a good idea to condense, the AAA form gives you the most room to stretch lyrically. The caveat here is that it’s not really a good form from a commercial standpoint, due the predictability of the form. Any up-tempo three or four-section form can give you plenty of lyric space with strong musical interest, particularly if you use pre-choruses for new lyric information each time.