The more you write, the easier it will be to access inspiration on demand. Waiting for inspiration isn't a viable option if you're trying to be more consistent in your songwriting. Write more and inspiration can be actively pursued instead of passively waited for, teaches songwriter and musician Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting course.
- [Instructor] Speaking of consistency in songwriting, … one of the most important things that consistency teaches us … is how to actively access inspiration. … When we get started in songwriting, … almost without exception, songwriting happens … as this sort of magical moment that we're not expecting, … we don't know how to predict it, … and the next thing you know, we're writing a song. … That's the kind of inspiration that drops from the sky, … and that's wonderful, but that is no way to build … a consistent songwriting practice. … The more that you teach yourself how to actively go out … and get inspiration, the easier it will become … to write consistently. … So learning how to access that inspiration … is much better in the long run than just sitting around … and waiting for inspiration to find you. … …
- 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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