Repetition in songwriting works magic on listeners. All by itself, repetition can make a lyric sound musical before it’s even set to a melody. The
Time is limited for all of us. If you’re going to spend any of your time on this craft of songwriting, it’s worth considering what your goals are.
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Practice time is limited. How should you spend your next session? Here’s a four-step exercise that will guide your next step on the path to mastery.
Got writer’s block? Use these “Four Strategies of Creativity” to plan your next move.
For songwriters, it’s a perennial question: “Which should I write first, music or lyrics?”
As songwriters, we’re in the business of entertainment – giving our listener a moment’s escape from her daily struggles.
Poetry and music share a long history of mutual inspiration and collaboration. Modern song lyrics are just the most recent way that music and poetry
If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear? – Stevie Nicks
To say that I suffer from pre-show nerves is like saying that when you get hit by an atom bomb it hurts a bit. – Ozzy Osbourne, I Am Ozzy
When writing a song, songwriters often find themselves stalled out in the middle of a lyric – stranded on the outskirts of the chorus with no help in