Don't edit while you're writing. Keep moving forward at all costs and just write! It's the best way to complete your songs, says industry pro Cliff Goldmacher in this songwriting tutorial.
- [Instructor] You've probably hard mention, … either in sports or in any sort of creative endeavor, … about being in a flow state. … Well, this definitely applies to songwriting. … Really the most important thing when you sit down to write … is to write and not edit, just keep going. … There will always be time to edit later, … but the most important thing … is to preserve that flow state, preserve your momentum, … and just write until you feel like you've gotten … what I refer to as your arms around the whole song. … At that point, you can back off a little bit, … take a deep breath, or a break, and edit then. … …
- 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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