The more personal your message, the more universal the appeal. This is universally true teaches musician and songwriter Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting course.
- [Instructor] One of the great paradoxes of songwriting … is that the more personal your message, … the more universal the appeal of that particular message. … So there's this tendency to think, … well if I write a song, it has to be a song … that will be interesting to everyone. … And, why would my particular experience … be interesting to anyone other than me, … or the people close to me? … But the reality is, … that the human condition … responds to any story that is heartfelt and original, … and original stories begin with the songwriter themselves. … So when in doubt, make it personal, … and you will be amazed … at how universal the appeal is, even then. … …
- 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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