Good things happen when you reach a critical mass of songs. Keep writing! There's no substitute for doing the work and writing lots of songs, says songwriter and musician Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting course.
- [Instructor] I have a philosophy … that success in songwriting comes … from reaching a critical mass of effort. … What that means to me is that the more songs that you write, … the greater the likelihood that something good … will happen with your music. … So, build your catalog of songs. … Don't obsess over any one song for too terribly long. … It is much more important, in my opinion, … to put together a big catalog of songs, … because by doing that, … you're putting more music into the world, … giving yourself more opportunities, … and eventually you will reach that critical mass … that I'm talking about and good things will start to happen. … …
- 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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