The only opinion that really matters when it comes to your songs is yours. People will offer their opinions of your work no matter what you do but it's up to you to listen to your inner voice, says songwriter and music producer Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting video.
- [Male Instructor] Truly, the only opinion … that matters at the end of the day, … when it comes to your songs, is yours. … Everyone will have an opinion. … That is just the nature of being a human … listening to songs. … However, your opinion is the one that is going to … enable you to get up every day and continue to write songs, … to have the courage to perform those songs live, possibly, … and most importantly, to pitch those songs … to get them out in the world. … So if you feel good about the songs that you have written. … If your opinion is that you are doing good work, … that is the single most important thing. … I'm not saying to be blind to recommendations … or critiques or comments, if you feel they are constructive, … but in the end, your opinion is the one that matters … and the one that will sustain you … through your entire career 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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