Show your songwriting the proper respect. Turn off your phone. There's nothing that kills the creative process like interruptions, says veteran songwriter Cliff Goldmacher in this songwriting training video.
- [Narrator] There is nothing, in my experience, … more detrimental to the creative process than interruptions. … And there is no better device at interrupting … than your phone. … When you sit down to write, turn off your phone. … Here's why. … First of all, it shows respect … for the writing process itself. … It will give you uninterrupted time to do it, … even if you're only writing for a short time. … Secondarily, if you are collaborating, … it is showing respect not only for the writing process, … but for your collaborator. … So, when you sit down to write, … quite simply, turn off your phone. … …
- 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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