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7 Mindfulness Skills That Will Boost Your Songwriting

January 29th, 2019 by

Mindfulness Skills Boost SongwritingWhen a songwriter wants to write a song, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

  • Is it the words?
  • The melody?
  • The rhythm?

A great songwriter knows that it is none of these things. It all comes down to the spirit of the song. The reason why the songwriter is writing the song in the first place. The purpose or meaning behind it. The message it communicates. The feeling it cultivates. What I hope to present to you today are 7 smart ways to integrate mindfulness into your songwriting

These are the drivers of a great songwriter. He or she knows that everything exists in the mind and heart. Most of the great songs you hear today would not come to existence if they had no meaning or purpose behind them. This is the reason why as a great songwriter, you need to cultivate mindfulness into your songwriting. Cultivating mindfulness means being aware of what is around you. Once you do this, everything about the song just falls into place. (more…)

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    If you only write music, or conversely only write lyrics, you can still write songs and publish them. All you need is a collaborator. Collaboration is a proven method for most writers who require a partner to do what they cannot do themselves. Most songwriters and composers know of successful collaboration partnerships, such as John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd-Webber, to name just a few. There are also occasions when artistes themselves collaborate with songwriters. Publishers also sometimes put songwriting teams together. In most cases, however, publishing companies require complete songs and will only take lyrics alone under exceptional circumstances.