Songwriting: The Process of Collaborating



Rudden+Bridge | Songwriters

Collaborating on their very first song, ‘Calling [March, 2012]

Producer/Songwriter, Stephen ‘Beanz’ Rudden and Singer/Songwriter, Loz Bridge found each other on LinkedIn after Beanz posted a ‘call to action’ to gifted and talented musicians to join him in a collaborative music venture. Loz drove up from Bristol to meet and work with Beanz in his Hertfordshire-based home studio in the hopes of creating something amazing. This isn’t about one person and their songwriting gift, it’s about a collective of musicians and/or singers working together to create something magical.

My Thoughts: Songwriting

If you’re waiting for inspiration, you may never write a song. Songwriting can be stressful and hard work ~ you need to put in the work if you’re going to write great songs. Change of pace + change of place = change of perspective. Stepping outside of your comfort zone to partner with an innovative and talented musician is a way to stretch your creative muscle. It takes you away from the predictable norm and places you in a mindset for inspiration.

I believe the best songs are written in collaboration. Every writer has a their own strengths, whether it’s melody, harmony, lyrics, or arrangement. It can be difficult to agree on ideas but that very tension results in stronger songs. Collaboration also fosters a team mentality in your songwriting. This isn’t about one person and their songwriting gift, it’s about a collective of musicians and/or singers working together to create something magical.

Stay tuned to watch the process of songwriting from beginning to end…enjoy the journey!

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2 thoughts on “Songwriting: The Process of Collaborating

  • December 30, 2018 at 7:29 pm
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    Cool creative process…what musicians never show. Wish I didn't have to do all this alone. Anyhow subbed you to my new channel. Peace.

  • December 30, 2018 at 7:29 pm
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    Nice two-finger technique going on there! (1:00) 🙂

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