What are some common mistakes that first-time songwriters make?

The biggest mistake a first-time songwriter makes is believing that the first draft of a song is good enough. The saying goes. Great songs or not written they are re-written. There’s a lot of factors that go into a great song. Things like chord progressions, lyrics, melody, form, and presentation. Each part need to be examine and polished to make a song great

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    It’s easy to get carried away in the songwriting process and ultimately forget what the song was originally about. When you write, try and envision a scene or moment that you are trying to capture. Think about the emotions that you want to portray. Use several themes rather than one. For example, ‘bittersweet ‘or ‘calm and happy ‘are both better than just ‘happy. ‘Once you have a scene in mind, write specifically to build that scene. Don’t go off on tangents and write about other emotions that may be contradicting to the ones you’ve chosen. For example, if you’re writing an upbeat song about love, it’s probably unwise to toss in a sad verse that contradicts the overall mood and flow of the song.