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5 Of The Best Songs Coming Out Of Woodstock?

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Of The Best Songs Coming Out Of Woodstock?

In case you’re just starting out on your music history journey, Woodstock was a music festival that took place August 15th – 18th back in 1969. The official end date was the 17th, but none of the...

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Woodstock Fun Facts

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 | Comments Off on Woodstock Fun Facts

Everyone knows it was historic, but what don’t you know about Woodstock? We’ve compiled a few fun facts you can use that make you sound like you’re a Woodstock aficionado! Did you know that Joan...

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Beats Per Minute: Helpful Online Tools

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Beats Per Minute: Helpful Online Tools

Beats per minute (BPM) is a major component of your song. It’s basically...

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Get A Second First Line Opinion!

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 | Comments Off on Get A Second First Line Opinion!

A second first line opinion means just that.  This songwriting exercise will...

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15 Song First Lines Songwriters Should Know!

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 | Comments Off on 15 Song First Lines Songwriters Should Know!

Song first lines are one of the hardest things to do well, but one of the most...

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5 Ways Lyrics Are Not Like Poems

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Ways Lyrics Are Not Like Poems

Have you been told your lyrics sound like poems? Or that your lyrics should...

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Van Morrison “Before The World Was Made”

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 | Comments Off on Van Morrison “Before The World Was Made”

Van Morrison has written some of the most iconic songs on the radio. I...

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Guy Clark: A Life In The Lyric

Posted by on May 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Guy Clark: A Life In The Lyric

Guy Clark will be missed as one of the greatest songwriters of our time. With...

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Performance Opportunity: Wildflower!

Posted by on May 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Performance Opportunity: Wildflower!

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richmond TX...

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Verb Power

Posted by on May 5, 2016 | Comments Off on Verb Power

Making your songs memorable includes not only a great story, but great imagery...

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Songwriters’ Notebooks: Nashville Pros

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Songwriters’ Notebooks: Nashville Pros

Songwriters’ notebooks are the holy grail of ideas, titles, hooks and...

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Songwriter Craig Wiseman

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 | Comments Off on Songwriter Craig Wiseman

Craig Wiseman is one of Nashville’s pre-eminent songwriters. He’s...

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When Should You Copyright A Song?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 | Comments Off on When Should You Copyright A Song?

Your biggest first question when you’re considering a copyright is:...

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Country & Americana Songwriter Awards

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Country & Americana Songwriter Awards

If there is no one to write a song – then there are none. It’s...

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George Harrison: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Posted by on Jan 30, 2016 | Comments Off on George Harrison: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

How did “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” considered one of the 500...

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Song Idea: Twist On A Cliche

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Song Idea: Twist On A Cliche

A cliche phrase can be a great song prompt. The trick is to give it a twist by...

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Direct Address: Writing “You” Songs Not About You!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Direct Address: Writing “You” Songs Not About You!

Direct address is a great way to remove yourself from the song story.  Wait ....

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No Time For Songwriting?

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 | Comments Off on No Time For Songwriting?

Do You Have 2 Minutes A Day? One of the biggest reasons for not writing songs...

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From Outlines To Songs

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015 | Comments Off on From Outlines To Songs

Let’s tie some song prompts to creating outlines to songs! Everything...

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Finding Like Objects Song Prompt

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Finding Like Objects Song Prompt

We all collect stuff. Objects are powerful elements in our lives. We save them...

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Song Idea: Carrie Underwood “Wasted”

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 | Comments Off on Song Idea: Carrie Underwood “Wasted”

How do songs get started? Where did the song idea come from? How do co-writers...

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