Stuck for ideas? Stop trying and go on "input" for a while. If you've genuinely tried to write and are still coming up empty, actively participating in your own life is a great next step, according to songwriter and musician Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting course.
- [Narrator] If you find yourself stuck … for songwriting ideas meaning you're trying … and no inspiration is really coming, … it might mean that you need to take a little break … from songwriting, especially if you've been trying … to do this every day for an extended period of time. … Take that break and go on … what we refer to as input. … In other words, go live your life for a little while … so that you actually have things to write about. … All that to say, even though it's important … to work on your songwriting … as often as you possibly can, … it's equally important to know when it's time … to take a break and just live your life … and experience things so that you have … new inspiration to get back into the writing game. … We call that in the industry, going on input. … And every once in a while, that's exactly … what you need to do. … …
- 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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