24 thoughts on “beginning songwriting tips

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    The don’t judging tip is the most fundamental and important tip I’ve ever heard. Thank you.

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    I have all the motivation and will to write but I'm still unable to choose the topic of the song. What the heck should I write about?!

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    I use that same tip when I write, if I can't think of a good line I just fill it in and keep going. At first you tend to get hung up on a line and forget the fact that you can come back and change it later. Also by doing that, take your song and play it on an acoustic, then play it on electric, if you can get drums add that. You'll find that playing it in these different ways will inspire you and you will be able to come up with better lines. That's really all you're doing is looking for inspiration and then it'll flow. It comes with patience and practice.

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    Hello. Just one question. How can I do it to compose my original song, but do it in the similar style of another song but without copy? I usually try to change chords or add some different ornaments, but at the end is very similar to the original. Thank you.

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    That's it. I'm gonna write a song and I don't care if it sucks. I'll write one just to write one because I want to. Though so far I've really been having a problem with finishing. I'll come up with a good part to a song, say an intro, then don't know where to go with it from there. And so I never finish it. I guess I'm pretty critical of myself though. When I come up with a good part, I feel the pressure to make sure the rest of the song is just as good and fits in well like puzzle.

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    this was very helpful man thank you I always just learn covers and I really want to start writing my own songs, but you are very right the first mistake any musician can make is thinking that you suck, my opinion is if you're creating something that's yours then it shouldn't never suck because it's yours and if someone judges it just say I'd like to see you do it

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    This is great, I couldn't possibly agree more. I am the biggest critic of me. I need to loose that. of I had lost that a long time ago I would have way more songs 80s team of just playing a few different things and always trying to "make it better" when really nothing is better than the original because trying to change stuff to get the sound of another style of playing or like some one else playing then you are and never will be better than some knew like, we'll say jack Johnson, ed sherran, or who ever else. This really helps with not just song writing confidence, but for some one like me it's sort of a realization.

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    This video is so helpful. I will come back to it again. Thanks soooo much!

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    Great advice, Tony. Gotta keep pushing through the messy drafts to get to the good one!

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    You know… I've been playing guitar for roughly 15 years and I've never written a song…. this helped.

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    Thanks for the info! Im a singer songwriter and sometimes my songs all sound the same. I'm trying to break free from it. Any advice would be appreciated.

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    This is super helpful! Thanks for posting this, Tony. Super agree with all of this – it was refreshing to hear. I'm in the middle of writing 100 songs in 100 days on my channel and needed this!

    I have a few random tips of my own if anyone's interested. I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts / advice / etc. if you are interested.

    1. Don't give up on songs too early! In forcing myself to finish a song a day, I've had many songs that I would've trashed halfway through if I didn't set this deadline, and have been pleasantly surprised with all of them. Any finished song is infinitely better than a half finished song that was never finished.
    2. Set some constraints! The hardest essays have no prompts. Force yourself to include a certain word or phrase in your lyrics, common or uncommon. Force yourself to write a chorus with only 3 words. Force yourself to use a concept you heard in another song, or to finish a song in a day. Constraints require you to come up with ideas you would have never thought of otherwise and facilitate creativity.
    3. And some random "writer's block" tips: try moving things around (switch lines in the chorus, make the first verse the second verse); exercise and eat a small snack (5-10 minute walk and peanuts will do) and come right back to it; ask songwriter friends for advice and opinions, and ALWAYS return the favor!

    Let me know if you have any tips, and thanks again for this video!

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    It really works for me. I'm really surprised, your tips really helping me through. I almost forgot why am I writing songs in the first place. Almost every day, I kept writing songs, singing and playing guitar. But then something is off, I got stuck, mind-blocked. Somehow, it really demotivated me and my mind messed up. But after watching this video, its all came back to me now. Thanks. πŸ˜€

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    Thanks for this video!
    I always struggle with creating a melody. I've searched the net looking for easy ways to create melodies but they all too complicated for me to follow. I am going to try your method!

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    Hey I wanted to say this video has helped me I have always loved to sing and play guitar. Although I have troubles doing them together, but you have made me realize I have been being to tough on myself with the way I judge myself and my ability. Thank you for the knowledge

  • December 12, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    This, Is, The Best Songwriting Tips Ever!!

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