Finding the balance between patience and impatience is the key to a long songwriting career. Be impatient to get to work and patient when it comes to the fruits of your labor, says songwriter and music producer Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting video.
- [Instructor] In spite of what I have just said, … it is also important to learn how to balance … patience with impatience. … I'll give you an example. … You need to be impatient to get up … and get to work on your song writing, … and get to work on the business of song writing. … That's something that you need to be … actively doing and impatient about, … anxious to get to work on, then … when it comes to the fruits of that labor, … that's where you need to be patient. … So it really is finding the balance … of impatience to get to work and get started, … with the patience that's required … to wait for these things to actually bear fruit. … So learn to balance that patience and impatience, … and you're well on your way to navigating … a long and successful career in song writing. … …
- Sitting down to write
- Finding inspiration in literature
- Making it personal
- Overcoming fear
- Finding the best time to write
- Learning the business of music
- Learning from peers
- Finding a collaborator
- Building your catalog
- Performing your songs live
- Pitching your songs
- Being persistent and resilient
- Balancing patience and impatience
- Remembering your motivation
- Counting your blessings
- Writing what moves you
Skill Level Beginner
Songwriting Techniques with Chordswith Julian Velard2h Intermediate
1. Songwriting Pointers
2. Songwriting Career Tips
3. The Big Picture
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