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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 many of use, songwriting is one of many things in our lives, and often something that comes behind work, health and family needs....

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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. Just changing a few of these items can create new songs in your catalogue. And, by understanding the rhythms, chord structure, line...

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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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Music Business Made Easy!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Music Business Made Easy!

If you’re trying to make it in the new world order of independent music,...

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Creating Effective Similes In Songs

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Creating Effective Similes In Songs

Similes in songs can take a ho-hum lyric and turn it into a “wow!”...

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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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Texas Singer-Songwriters

Posted by on Feb 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Texas Singer-Songwriters

Texas singer-songwriters are out there. Sure, there’s a huge country...

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