Remember to enjoy and learn from the talent of the songwriters around you. Learn new tricks as often as you can. There's very little room in a songwriting career for jealousy and envy, according to songwriter an music producer Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting video.
- [Instructor] One way that I know of to supercharge … your songwriting process is to learn from your peers. … You will find that there is a community of songwriters … and all of you can help each other learn and grow. … Everybody writes songs slightly differently, … and we can all learn from each other … in terms of different tips, and tricks, … and ways that each person writes … that translates to your own writing process. … There is very little room in a successful songwriting career … for jealousy or envy. … Those two particular emotions, … which are certainly temptations early on … in a songwriting career when you see where your peers are, … should be avoided at all costs. … Instead, surround yourself with people who are encouraging … and from whom you can genuinely learn. … …
- 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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