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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 goodies.” Here are some of our most popular for you to use between the time you sign up for a fresh one and our monthly send!...

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Q&A: I Write From Inspiration But Need Discipline

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Q&A: I Write From Inspiration But Need Discipline

  Waiting for inspiration to hit doesn’t always lead to a high volume, or even steady flow, of songs. We recently got a question in our newsletter survey that resonates with a lot of people who want to write...

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When To Stop “Finishing” A Song

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 | Comments Off on When To Stop “Finishing” A Song

Finishing a song is important, don’t get me wrong. But, not every song...

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Poetry As Lyrics: Using Anaphora

Posted by on Feb 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Poetry As Lyrics: Using Anaphora

We’ve all heard it: poetry as lyrics just doesn’t work.  But, as...

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Know Your Strengths To Create Goals

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Know Your Strengths To Create Goals

We’ve all heard it: “Set goals to achieve success.” But, for...

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Use Song Maps To Create Variety

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Use Song Maps To Create Variety

Song maps are a way to find patterns and tendencies that you often repeat....

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Object Writing: Quickest Path To Great Lyrics

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Object Writing: Quickest Path To Great Lyrics

Object writing is one of the best ways to quickly advance your songwriting...

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Partial Capos Help Create Variety

Posted by on Jan 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Partial Capos Help Create Variety

Partial capos sound complicated, but they can make your guitar playing easier...

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Simple Steps To Melodies

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Simple Steps To Melodies

Melodies are one of the most difficult parts of songwriting, but you can...

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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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Change Perspective But Keep Your Point Of View

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Change Perspective But Keep Your Point Of View

Perspective isn’t a common songwriting topic.  Most songwriting...

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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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5 Steps To Organize Your Song Files

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 | Comments Off on 5 Steps To Organize Your Song Files

It happens to every songwriter.  The business of music. Your focus is on...

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Starting Your Songwriting Notebook

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 | 0 comments

A songwriting notebook, also called a Hook Book, or a journal, is your idea...

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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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Can A Three Character Song Work?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Can A Three Character Song Work?

A three character song doesn’t work. We’ve all heard it, and if...

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Song Target Your Way To A Cut

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Song Target Your Way To A Cut

Targeting can be on of your best tools in not only building your song chops...

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Who’s Coming To Your Co-Write?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Who’s Coming To Your Co-Write?

We’ve all had stories of nightmare co-writes with people who had...

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Song Outline: Church’s “Kill A Word”

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Song Outline: Church’s “Kill A Word”

To help learn more about what is one of the biggest challenges in writing a...

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