Write a simple song today with a great groove. Simplicity is the key to connecting quickly with your listeners, says songwriter and musician Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting course.
- [Instructor] One of the things that songwriters, especially songwriters who come at their songwriting from a lyrical perspective, tend to forget is how important a good groove, a good rhythmic feel to your song can be. Especially if you're one of those predominantly lyric-driven songwriters, take time every once in a while to write a song with a great groove, and these are easy to set up. You can just listen to a drum loop or you can put a metronome in, anything that gives you a sense of timing and rhythm will really help not only, by the way, make your song feel good, but give a framework for your words to sit in, which will make your words sound more interesting too.
- 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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