Songwriting is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. Consistency in songwriting is the best—and fastest—way to improve, teaches industry pro Cliff Goldmacher in this songwriting tutorial.
- [Instructor] I say this all the time, … but I just love the analogy. … Songwriting is a muscle. … The more that you do it, … the stronger that muscle will become … and the better built it will be. … Consistency in your songwriting is the key … to developing your songwriting muscle. … You can't just write every once in a while … if you genuinely want to improve. … This has to be something that you do, … if not every day, pretty close to it. … If you're serious about your songwriting, … make sure that you find a way to be consistent. … This does not mean hours and hours every day, … but it does mean making some sort of effort … with your songwriting every day. … …
- 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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