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COVID-19: 5 Tips To Keep Your Music & Songwriting Going

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 | Comments Off on COVID-19: 5 Tips To Keep Your Music & Songwriting Going

During this time of quarantine and isolation, how do you keep things going so you can prepare for the future, while providing some grounding as we all make our way to the other side of the curve? I thought...

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5 Steps To Finish Unfinished Songs

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Steps To Finish Unfinished Songs

Sometimes it’s hard to finish unfinished songs.  And, there’s nothing worse than sitting down to write and ending up with a partially completed song. Do you have a pile of lyrics and melodies with a...

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Story Behind Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me”

Posted by on Jul 6, 2019 | 0 comments

Every song has a story behind the writing of it. The craft, the idea creation,...

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7 Tips To Write More Songs

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 | Comments Off on 7 Tips To Write More Songs

Most songwriters want to write more songs, more often, but run into blockers...

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SongChops Songwriter Gift Guide

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 | Comments Off on SongChops Songwriter Gift Guide

This songwriter gift guide covers everything from getting started to moving to...

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Mary Gauthier “Between The Daylight And The Dark”

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Mary Gauthier “Between The Daylight And The Dark”

Mary Gauthier is known for her strong scenes and emotional context, and...

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Tips To Consistently Create New Songs

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Tips To Consistently Create New Songs

Consistently creating new songs can feel overwhelming, and song ideas can be...

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SongChops Newsletter Archive

Posted by on May 27, 2018 | Comments Off on SongChops Newsletter Archive

I’ve been getting requests for some of our newsletter “oldies but...

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How Ed Sheeran Created “Shape Of You”

Posted by on May 23, 2018 | Comments Off on How Ed Sheeran Created “Shape Of You”

How did Ed Sheeran create one of the most popular songs of 2017? A song he...

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Perfect Songwriter Gifts?

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Perfect Songwriter Gifts?

Looking for the perfect songwriter gifts? Not sure what they need, what they...

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Texture In A Song: What Is It?

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Texture In A Song: What Is It?

Texture is what helps tie your lyrics to an emotional connection for the...

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Songs Using Allusion: Joel To Swift

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Songs Using Allusion: Joel To Swift

While it’s one thing to know what an allusion is, applying it to your...

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Allusion: What Is It?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Allusion: What Is It?

You probably see or hear an allusion in use a couple of times a day, but do...

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What’s A Simile In Songwriting?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 | 0 comments

A simile is a type of “figurative language” used in creating...

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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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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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