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Songwriting Exercise – Expanding On Your Possible Song Titles

As I have mentioned in my last post Songwriting Exercise – Brainstorming Possible Song Titles, I generally brainstorm words and phrases for 30 minutes at a time most mornings, making sure that for every list I do I put the date on top so I know which list to look at first. Now, if you […]

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Songwriting Exercise – Brainstorming Possible Song Titles

A good song title is a songwriter’s best friend because it can encapsulate the whole song in a few well chosen words. One of the best ways I’ve found to get my own songwriting process going is to brainstorm lists of possible song titles and see what comes from that. Now in this songwriting exercise […]

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Songwriting – A Great Way To Experience Life

To increase your ability to generate songwriting ideas, it’s necessary to increase your life experience, and that means getting out of your comfort zone and embracing what life has to offer you. Imagine having the confidence to fully experience your life with the knowledge that there’s a great song to be written as a result […]

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Songwriting Process – Getting Out Of Your Own Way

At the end of the day, writing songs can be as easy or as hard as you want to make it. One of the main reasons why songwriters find the songwriting process so difficult to implement, is that they get in their own way by placing a predetermined outcome to their process. There are a […]

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The Five Pillars Of The Songwriting Process

A process is defined as “… a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular goal.” As for a songwriting process, that goal is of course the completion of a song. Songs are what makes this music industry go round and the more that songwriters are encouraged, educated and (most importantly) […]

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Some Tips On Songwriting For Sync Licensing

There are a few general rules to play by to help give your songs the best chance of landing that longed for sync license.  I’ll talk about them here in no particular order. Write Loads of Songs Once you have mastered the quality aspect of songwriting and producing for sync, then it’s time to think […]

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Lyrics vs Poetry – What’s The Story?

You hear songs, you see poetry. But of course there is much more to the tale than that. It’s probably easiest to first think about what they have in common The basic and most noticeable difference between lyrics and poetry is that some sets of words are meant to be read and stand alone with […]

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Songwriting Tip – Never Be Afraid To Ask Questions

Someone once told me that the only stupid questions are the ones you don’t ask. Knowledge is gained through experience and by asking lots of questions. I would love to have a go at answering whatever question you may have about writing songs. Go on, just ask me  The music industry is built on networks and networking […]

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