11 Practices to Improve your Songwriting Ability

1. Listen to a variety of music. When I make time to listen to others’ music, it gives my creativity a jump start. It’s kind of like eating – I try to digest a variety of music to give me a balanced diet of inspiration. When I listen, my subconscious picks up nuances and riffs and tone, and later when I am writing my own music, I find myself writing much more fluently. read more

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SONGWRITING: Matching Chords to Melody



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Staying True To Your Music – And Pursuing Success

I got a CD in the mail recently from a songwriter who is a friend of mine. I put the CD in and listened to some really fine writing and a well produced and recorded disk. But I still felt that there was something lacking. I like to think that I have a wide ear and you’re apt to catch me listening to almost any style of music at any given moment. But I’m not the general listening public and as I finished listening to the disk I felt that once again my friend will probably not reach a much wider audience than they hope to. read more

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Songwriting: The Blues



This video adds to a songwriting series I began some time ago. Here we learn how to write a simple 12 bar blues.

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Songwriting Classes – How to Choose the Best Online Songwriting Course For You

Searching the internet for the best songwriting classes can be a challenge. They pop up everywhere, and you really have no idea on which one to pick. Here are a couple of pieces of criteria that I look for when choosing another songwriting program. read more

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Leveraging Simplicity For Better Recording, Mixing, and Songwriting – TheRecordingRevolution.com



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“Special” Zayn Malik the next Michael Jackson? Jess Glynne to work with Niall

“Special” Zayn Malik the next Michael Jackson? Jess Glynne to work with Niall
If you're a singer, there can surely be few more flattering comments than being labelled the next Michael Jackson, and according to the Daily Star today, that's exactly what Michael's brother Jackie has said of former One Direction star, Zayn Malik …
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Does Total Originality Exist in Songwriting?

Look at the music industry at the moment.

There are genres, sub-genres and sub-sub-genres all trying to find some originality in the music, and while there is interesting stuff coming out at the moment what makes it interesting are the different layers and textures on offer not the sounds themselves. read more

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Pat Pattison on Songwriting, Lyric Writing, Songwriters, Berklee!

Pat Pattison on songwriting, lyric writing, and songwriters. Legendary Berklee College of Music professor is interviewed by Kevin Thomas of Songwriting Planet. From modern songwriting techniques to literary criticism and linguistic philosophy, you will get a glimpse of the deep knowledge in Pat’s amazing songwriting books, Berklee courses, Coursera, and much more. read more

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