Write the song you're afraid to write. It's good for you. It can be scary to write but that generally means you're hitting on something important, according to veteran songwriter Cliff Goldmacher in this songwriting training video.
- [Narrator] I've addressed the idea of fear … a little bit already, … but I heard it once said that there are two kinds of songs. … The song you want to write, … and the song you're afraid to write. … And you should write the one that you are afraid to write. … What this really means is, … if you're afraid of writing a particular song … or about a particular idea, … it means it's touching something really deep inside of you … that needs to get out. … So, when in doubt, write the song … that you are afraid to write. … It doesn't mean you need to show it to the entire world, … but it does mean that that song needs to be written … for you 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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