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April 22, 2022 What Makes a Good Songwriter?

What Makes a Good Songwriter?

■ A good songwriter is one who is always working to improve their craft.
■ They recognize the skills that need improvement and commit to enhancing them through education and practice.
■They are tuned in to their environment and are always looking to turn an idea into a song. ■ A sound understanding of melody, poetry, music, and lyrics.

■ Strong analytical and time management abilities.

■ Good research and marketing skills.

■ Superb written and verbal communication, as well as interpersonal skills.

April 17, 2022 Some tips for Beginners who Want to Start Songwriting

Some tips for Beginners who Want to Start Songwriting

Read

Check out articles and books from those in the music industry and well-known musicians who have years of experience with songwriting.

Listen and Watch

Interviews and podcasts with Songwriters are everywhere, and each person will have a different take on how to craft a tune, and all of them are valid.

Brainstorm

Come up with some topics you’d like to write about, from a breakup to a fight with your mom.

Jot Down Ideas

From single words to complete stanzas, keep a notebook with you and write down everything that comes to mind.

Piece It All Together

Once you have some phrases or lines that are all about the same topic or theme, try putting them together in a different order to see how they work.

Sing 

Do these lyrics sound and feel right? If not, is it the words? The order? Maybe how you’re singing them? Take your time and play with everything.