Remind yourself of a time when one of your songs genuinely touched someone. This can be a good way of remembering that writing for more than just yourself can keep you going, says veteran songwriter Cliff Goldmacher in this songwriting training video.
- [Narrator] Not only is remembering … what moves you about the songwriting process important, … but remembering when you genuinely moved someone else … with one of your songs will be a great way … to put some wind back in your sails … if you're struggling a little bit with your songwriting … or you're trying to remember … why it is you do this in the first place. … Remembering a time where one of your songs … genuinely moved someone else, either to laughter or tears … or deep reflection, just remember that that's what songs … at their very best are designed to do. … And I am certain, if you think about it for a moment, … you will remember a time when one of your songs … has done that for someone else. … It's good to remember. … …
- 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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