You should always feel like you're doing your best work now. Keep striving! This is a great way to stay engaged and motivated, teaches musician and songwriter Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting course.
- [Instructor] One of the things that I wish for you … in your songwriting is that you always feel … like you are doing your best work now. … What that really means is that you feel … like you're still learning and improving … no matter how much success you've had in the past … or no matter how positively people have responded … to your previous songs. … The way to keep yourself motivated, … the way to keep yourself getting up and trying … is to feel like every song that you write … is built on all of the experience … that you have accumulated writing the songs … before the one you're writing now. … So, I wish for you that you always feel … like you are doing your best work now. … …
- 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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