Songwriting is a gift. What are you doing with yours? Remember to ask yourself regularly what you've done to honor your gift of being able to write songs, says songwriter and music producer Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting video.
- [Man] I tend to think of songwriting as a gift … and strictly, be definition, when you are given a gift, … you should do something with that gift. … Although we tend to forget that … when we're in the throes of songwriting battle, so to speak, … it's important to remember … that this gift that you've been given, … the ability to write songs, … is a rare thing and something to be genuinely grateful for. … So, when in doubt, it never hurts to remind yourself … that songwriting is a gift. … …
- 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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