Podcast running time: 9 minutes
Do you every worry that, as a songwriter, you just don’t have any talent? I’ve been there. I practically live there.
In this songwriting podcast, we’ll talk about “talent” and where it comes from. Here are some podcast highlights, with timestamps:
02:45 — Songwriting is difficult, and it draws from up to six different disciplines. You can expect there to be a learning curve. Or many curves.
04:40 — Here’s the secret to making peace with your mistakes and making fewer mistakes in the future.
07:33 — A preview! Two choruses and one verse of a new song called “Until You Run Out”. You’re the first audience I’ve played it for.
In case you’re skeptical about whether talent is really something you can learn and develop, here are some sources you can investigate:
- “On the Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance” by professor K. Anders Ericsson
- Mindset by Stanford researcher Carol Dweck