Time to read a book on songwriting. They help. You're never too good to miss out on great teaching, according to songwriter and music producer Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting video.
- [Instructor] While a lot of songwriting … is based on instinct and musical experience, … I would never rule out reading a book or two … on the songwriting process. … There are some really, really exceptional books … about songwriting out there that are well worth a read. … I fully understand that songwriting is a personal process … and everybody goes about it differently, … but why wouldn't you broaden your exposure … to different songwriting techniques and exercises? … All this to say, look for good songwriting books, … get recommendations from friends, and every once in awhile, … pick up a book on songwriting and read it. … I think you'll be really pleased with the results. … …
- 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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