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In A Point Of View or Perspective Rut?

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017 | Comments Off on In A Point Of View or Perspective Rut?

It happens: sometimes you consistently write from a single point of view or perspective and can’t seem to break the habit. Now, that doesn’t mean you should simply change it because you keep writing...

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Perfect Songwriter Gifts?

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Perfect Songwriter Gifts?

Looking for the perfect songwriter gifts? Not sure what they need, what they want or even what they’re talking about if they do mention anything? Well, here’s a list of things every songwriter can use,...

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Amy Speace Critique of Contest Winners

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 | 0 comments

Amy Speace takes a look at several songs submitted for the American Songwriter...

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Point Of View (POV) Switch Exercise

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 | Comments Off on Point Of View (POV) Switch Exercise

One of the easiest ways to increase your understanding of point of view (POV)...

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Lori McKenna “The Bird & The Rifle”

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 | Comments Off on Lori McKenna “The Bird & The Rifle”

We’ll take a deep dive on Lori McKenna’s “The Bird & The...

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Lyric Basics: What’s a Metaphor?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 | 0 comments

A metaphor is a type of “figurative language” used in imagery....

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5 Of The Best Rodeo Songs By Texans

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Of The Best Rodeo Songs By Texans

We’ve all heard rodeo songs, but what are the 5 best from Texans? And...

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Aaron Watson “Bluebonnets”

Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 | Comments Off on Aaron Watson “Bluebonnets”

How do you make a very personal moment a song that can connect with thousands...

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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,...

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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?...

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Beats Per Minute: Helpful Online Tools

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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

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Verb Power

Posted by on May 5, 2016 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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

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Songwriter Craig Wiseman

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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

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