Remind yourself of a time when you were genuinely moved by something you'd written. It's too easy to forget that songs have the power to move us and others, teaches songwriter and music producer Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting video.
- [Narrator] The more songs that you write the easier it will be to forget what actually moves you about the process of songwriting. And I would highly recommend taking a step back and reminding yourself from time to time when you were genuinely moved by something that you had written. It's just a good way of reconnecting with the emotional core of what it takes to be a songwriter. I understand that it's important to just continue to write songs and I am a big proponent of writing as many songs as you can because of all the benefits that that accrues. However, pausing for a moment and just remembering what it is that moves you about songwriting is equally important.
- 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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