The more songs you write, the more clear your voice as a writer will become. There's no substitute for writing a lot when it comes to finding your own voice, says veteran songwriter Cliff Goldmacher in this songwriting training video.
- [Instructor] The more songs you write, the more clear your personality will become in your songs. Another way to put this is that you will be finding your voice as a songwriter. That doesn't mean that every song will be about the same thing. It certainly doesn't mean that you will be dull in your writing, but what it does mean is that you will know yourself well enough as a creative person that you will have a clear thread from one song to the next, or a voice, as we like to call that. So, one of the things that you have to look forward to, the more you write is finding your voice as a songwriter.
- 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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