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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 and add a unique quality to how your songs sound. Why try...

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Your Country Song Could Be R&B!

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Songs can cross genres, but most people rarely keep up with it when it happens. It’s also interesting to see how the same song...

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Country Song Guitar Chords

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 | 0 comments

Wondering what makes a country song a country song besides adding banjo?! Common country song guitar chords and progressions are one thing...

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Elizabeth Cook Covers “Pale Blue Eyes”

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 | 0 comments

This is a great country song written by Lou Reed back in 1968 or so. ¬†It was inspired by Lou Reed’s first love, who happened to be...

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2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Winners

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 | 0 comments

The Session I Winners Are Announced!   The John Lennon Songwriting Contest attracts a steady flow of great songs across twelve...

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4 Best Pop Song Chord Progressions

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 | 0 comments

  You don’t have to come up with unique chord progressions all the time when you’re writing. Actually, many pop songs use...

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Common Chord Progressions

Posted by on May 17, 2014 | 2 comments

A progression is basically the chord series or the chords you choose to use and their order. If you’re just starting out, using some...

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2013 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Winners

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 | 0 comments

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest attracts a steady flow of great songs across twelve categories. considered one of the country’s...

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10 Songwriting Tips For Guitarists

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 | 0 comments

If you’re tired of the same chord structures you always use and need a way to get into a different mode, these videos will help....

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Song Key Conversion Site

Posted by on Oct 17, 2010 | 0 comments

  There are a few sites on the web that allow you to either copy and paste the chords, or find the song in their library, then select...

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Recording Your Songs

Posted by on May 25, 2009 | 2 comments

Updated 3/20/17 Recording your songs falls into a couple of buckets:  worktapes and professional demos. Once you start writing,...

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Nashville Number System Made Easy

Posted by on May 24, 2009 | 0 comments

If you’ve recorded in Nashville, you’ve run into the Nashville Number System. While I could explain it here, there are quite a...

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Q&A With Producer Kim Copeland

Posted by on Jan 31, 2009 | 0 comments

What is a songplugger? How do you make sure your songs are being represented by legitimate songpluggers in Nashville? Kim Copeland does...

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Free Songwriting Worksheets for Guitarists

Posted by on Jan 20, 2009 | 0 comments

Worksheets for guitarists do exist beyond music theory and pages of chord charts with scales you have to memorize. If you’re a...

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