Get yourself a nice pen. It will remind you you're serious about your writing. Sometimes it's the symbols that keep us motivated, says musician and songwriter Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting course.
- [Instructor] If you're serious about your songwriting, … take yourself seriously as a songwriter. … This translates into the motivation to write, … the confidence to write well, … it just works on so many levels. … One of the ways that I, personally, … chose to take myself seriously as a songwriter … was to buy myself a beautiful fountain pen. … It was just a small way of saying to myself, … you're serious about this, … you should have serious writing instruments, … and so I did it. … Meanwhile, that can translate a variety of different ways … for you as a writer, but all that to say, … if you're serious about your songwriting, … take yourself seriously as a songwriter. … …
- 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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