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 with others is one of the most important skills (outside of writing good songs) that a songwriter needs to acquire.
One of the main reasons I created The Online Musician was to share my knowledge and skills from over 35 years of being a performing songwriter.
I want everyone to benefit from all of the mistakes I’ve made in the past with my own songwriting.
I truly believe that we are all in this songwriting thing together and that there is plenty of room for everybody so, instead of looking at this business as a competition, lets offer our hands to each other and lift up as many of us as we possibly can.
Whatever question you have on songwriting, the creative process, the music industry, any article suggestions or anything else that you want to know, just let me know.
If I don’t know the answer I will personally find out the answer for you.
These posts that I write and the quality articles that I curate are only really scraping the tip of the iceberg of all the knowledge that can be gained by pursuing some sort of mastery of the craft of songwriting.
Yes, songwriting is a craft, a craft that needs to be constantly practised, utilised and improved upon each and every day.
We are all apprentices of this craft no matter how successful we are. I am certain that even songwriters like Diane Warren would say that she still has a lot to learn about her chosen craft.
All of us are works in progress so don’t be scared, ask questions and lots of them. You can never, ever stop learning. It’s how we grow as songwriters
There are many, many songwriting resources and organisations out there either online or in the real world, with dedicated people in them wanting to help you.
We, as songwriters owe it to ourselves and the music industry to write the best songs we can, so get out of the stands and get onto the field and start playing the game.
Just remember, we are all in this songwriting thing together so let’s help each other out. Let me know what you want to know.