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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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    There is a technique in songwriting known as Ôlisting’ or the Ôlaundry list technique’ that when used effectively provide a clever twist. The way it works is to list a series of examples that will clearly lead the listener to your setup line, which in turn leads the listener to the hook in the chorus. The following is an example taken from the song Better Things To Do (Tom Shapiro, Chris Waters and Terri Clark, recorded by Terri Clark. ÒI could wash my car in the rain/ Change my new guitar strings/ Mow the yard just the same/ As I did yesterday/ I don’t need to waste my time cryin’ over you/ I got better things to do.Ó The setup line is in bold.