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Playing With The Box

Playing With The Box by Harriet SchockIt all started with a student I had named Moke. He would bring me songs that he...

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Songwriting Tip: Defaulting to the Nearest Cliché

Defaulting to the Nearest Cliché

by Harriet Schock

 

Computer language is replete with analogies. For instance, I...

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Songwriting Tip : Songs Are Small Things

by Harriet Schock

 

I tell my songwriting students this often. I tell myself this often. Songs are small things. Unlike...

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Songwriting Tip: Gotta Love That Wrong Note

GOTTA LOVE THAT WRONG NOTE  by Harriet Schock

 There’s a lot to say about “wrong notes” but I’m going to concentrate...

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Songwriting Tip : Where's The Chorus

WHERE’S THE CHORUS?

by Harriet Schock

 

As a panelist at a songwriting conference recently, I wandered into a nearby...

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Songwriting Tip: Julianne Moore is Right

by Harriet Schock

A long-time student of mine, Michelle Krell, brought me a quote from Julianne Moore, winner of the...

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Songwriting Tip: The Lover and the Beloved in Your Song

The Lover and the Beloved in Your Song

 by Harriet Schock

Songwriters can’t escape writing a love song at one time or...

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Songwriting Tip : What to Listen For

WHAT TO LISTEN FOR

By Harriet Schock

 

Yes, I teach songwriting. But 28 years ago when USC called and asked me to teach...

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Songwriting Tip: We Don't Care What Really Happened

 

WE DON’T CARE WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

by Harriet Schock

 

I have a chapter in my book Becoming Remarkable called...

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10 Keys Unlock Creative Songwriting (Part 1)

TEN KEYS TO UNLOCK CREATIVE SONGWRITING (Part 1)

by Ray Burton

 

1: Songwriting is Hard Work:

As a songwriter you...

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