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7 Great Ways to Get Ideas for Writing Songs

 by Karen Randle

How is it that professional songwriters can keep pumping out hit after hit, yet you’re stuck banging...

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Top 10 Ideas for Writing Great Melodies

 by Karen Randle

As a songwriter finding a great melody is like a miner spotting a flake of gold. It doesn’t guarantee...

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7 Ways of Letting Go of Perfectionism to Write Better Songs

 by Karen Randle

Many of us believe perfectionism is positive. However, in Songwriting and music creation, it is...

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10 Simple Steps to Write a Song

 by Karen Randle

Are you interested in writing a song? Don't know how to begin writing a song? Here are 10 simple...

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5 Secrets to Writing a Great Chorus

 by Karen Randle

The chorus is the “heart” of the song. It is the part of the song where your audience can't wait to...

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[EXPERT SONGWRITING ADVICE] Writing About Current Events from a Different Perspective

 by Sara Light

“With history piling up so fast, almost every day is the anniversary of something awful.” – Writer &...

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[Expert Songwriting Advice] How to Write a Killer Hook

 by Karen Randle

There is an art to write a great chorus with great hooks. The hook and chorus is the most memorable...

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[EXPERT SONGWRITING ADVICE] Knitting a Sonic Fabric

by Pat Pattison

I was listening to John Mayer’s album Wildfire and was stopped dead by this line from his song Badge...

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The Valuable Chord Tricks All Major Hit Songwriters Use (Part 1)

by Dave Kelly

The vast majority of songwriters begin their composing life depending on the same 4, 5, or if they are...

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How to Write Lyrics: 8 Tips to Inspire Your Meaning

by Steve Lipman

A painting is composed of shapes and colors, arranged in such a way to create a cohesive picture for...

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