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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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Melody And The Lyric

Posted by on May 25, 2009 | 0 comments

Your melody is one of the most important components of your song. It can separate your song from the sea of songs out there. It’s...

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Setting a Strong Scene

Posted by on Apr 5, 2009 | 0 comments

One of the most important elements of a song is setting the scene. The scene can either be a physical place, or a point-in-time, but as a...

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Free Songwriting Worksheets on the Web

Posted by on Mar 28, 2009 | 0 comments

A few good worksheets can save you time when you’re writing. They can spur your imagination, help you consolidate your possible...

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Rhyme Patterns

Posted by on Mar 21, 2009 | 2 comments

I think understanding rhyme and rhyme patterns is one of the best ways to increase your songwriting ability. To me, rhyme is one of the...

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A Song Title Should Give You Options

Posted by on Mar 21, 2009 | 2 comments

  A song title is one of the most important parts of your song. I usually try and give myself as much flexibility as possible when...

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What’s a Song Hook?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2009 | 0 comments

Updated 10/5/14 Is a hook the same as your song’s title?  What makes a hook strong versus just another line? How should you be...

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First Lines Of Songs: Your First Hook

Posted by on Mar 1, 2009 | 0 comments

First Lines Of Songs Are Your First Hook! The first line of a song is probably one of the most important things you’ll write when...

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Song Elements Overview

Posted by on Feb 3, 2009 | 0 comments

Updated 11/1/14 Each component of a song, or your song elements, serves a very specific function in creating the overall tapestry of a...

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6 Tips For Using A Song Critique Service

Posted by on Jan 29, 2009 | 0 comments

Feedback Is Critical To Growing Why a service in addition to your peers? Industry professionals staff legitimate services. It...

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Third Person Point Of View

Posted by on Jan 18, 2009 | 0 comments

Third person point of view, or omniscient, is the most distance the speaker/singer can have from the action with exception of going to the...

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Direct Address Point of View

Posted by on Jan 10, 2009 | 0 comments

  What Is Direct Address? Also called second person, direct address is about a direct conversation between the “I” and some...

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First Person Point Of View

Posted by on Jan 10, 2009 | 0 comments

Point of view (POV) is the perspective from which a story is being told. It can change the sentiment of the story, as well as the mood and...

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Creating A Strong Bridge In A Song

Posted by on Jan 9, 2009 | 0 comments

Creating a bridge in a song is done for one key reason:  to galvanize the “A-Ha!” moment of the song. Musically, it should...

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Songwriting Tools

Posted by on Jan 7, 2009 | 0 comments

Songwriting tools can advance your songwriting quickly if you use them regularly and in a way that compliments what you’re trying to...

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6 Songwriting Apps For iPhone®

Posted by on Jan 6, 2009 | 0 comments

Updated March 9, 2014 Handheld recorders . . . handy – yes – always practical – no.  They’re getting more...

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Jason Blume: Songwriter Profile

Posted by on Jan 5, 2009 | 0 comments

  Jason Blume has written a number of hit songs and is known to most songwriters as the guy who took songwriting out of the darkness and...

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Interview: Singer/Songwriter Vance Gilbert

Posted by on Jan 4, 2009 | 0 comments

I first saw Vance Gilbert when he opened for Shawn Colvin.  He’s been around for awhile – and as we all know, being a...

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