Unkind critiques are made to be forgotten. Move on! The more you put yourself and your songs out there the greater the likelihood you'll hear unkind things, let them go, says veteran songwriter Cliff Goldmacher in this songwriting training video.
- [Male Instructor] The more you put your songs … and yourself out there as a songwriter, … the greater the likelihood that at some point, … you're going to receive an unkind comment, … or an unpleasant or even mean-spirited critique. … The sooner and more completely … you can let that criticism go, … the better off you're going to be. … Everybody has a motivation for a comment … when they listen to your songs. … The key is to understand what your motivation is … for having written the song, and whether or not … that you have achieved that motivation … or your vision for the song. … If you have, then that additional criticism … is just noise that you can dismiss entirely. … So learn as much as possible … to have a thicker skin as a songwriter … and to let that criticism go. … …
- 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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