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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, and the minutia of working it into a song. As songwriters, I think we’re naturally drawn to the “how” of a...

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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 like daily life, too much writing and no new ideas and the ever-popular no time to write. If you want to improve your songwriting as...

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Easy Guide To Goal Setting & Career Plan Creation!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Easy Guide To Goal Setting & Career Plan Creation!

Is there really an easy guide to goal setting?  Yep. And getting them done?...

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

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 | 0 comments

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

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Story Behind Carrie Underwood’s “Wasted”

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 | 0 comments

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

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