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Tips On Songwriting

There is no one formula to songwriting. Song composer is a unique experience that is based around talent, creativity and discipline. You can however purposefully engage with your talent, creativity and discipline to make the most out of the song writing process.

Let’s look at different ways you can

Unlocking Your Creativity:

Just write:

Although it may seem contrary to your instinct. Expert songwriters advise to try and push through on your initial idea. Don't edit while you write. Don't focus on grammar or details. Take your theme and follow your stream of consciousness. It’s better to return later, deconstruct what you've already written and rewrite, rather than quit in the middle of the song writing process. Later you can return to your song and analyze what you've written.

Keep a notebook, a voice recorder or both with you.

Many songwriters get inspiration in mediocre parts of their day through people or experiences they weren’t expecting. For example, they over hear another’s conversation, it sparks an idea, and that idea is the platform for their song.

Write a lot – Keep a lot:

Always write your ideas even if you’re first assumption is you won’t need them. Write them, keep them, and use them to look back on.

The Structure Of Your Song:

Understanding song structure is key. Music is a language. If you don’t understand it, you can’t speak it.

Embracing Opportunity:

Co-write: Try to make opportunities to Co Write with more experienced writers. There are many advantages to Cowriting. You can learn other writer’s techniques and put them into practice. You open yourself up to positions of more exposure for you and your song.Your song has new and different opportunities when co-writing. Such as having a higher placement or your music reaching a new fan base.

Enter A Songwriting Contest:

There are many established songwriting contests through-out the United States and Internationally. Again, this gives you an opportunity to learn, grow, and engage with other artists in a similar position to you. Many contest have low entry fees and high price return. Check out our article and video on "top song writing contests"

Attend Songwriting Workshops:

This is a great way to not only educate yourself and learn from other writers, but a great way to meet other songwriters which, as we’ve said, is essential in this industry.

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