Set up a time of day to write. Stick to it. The more consistent you can be the greater your output and the faster you'll improve, teaches songwriter and music producer Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting video.
- [Instructor] This tip may sound like it contradicts … one of my earlier tips about varying your schedule, … but until you have a schedule to vary, … you don't really have what is essential … in your writing arsenal, which is consistency. … So one of the things that I recommend, … especially if you're just getting started writing songs, … is to set up a time of day … that you will put aside for writing. … That consistency can be incredibly powerful. … It doesn't have to be a lot of time, … but writing consistently every day … will really begin to help you create a catalog of songs … and develop your songwriting skills in general. … There's just so much good that can come from it. … So when in doubt, schedule a time of day to write. … …
- 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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