Sometimes writing a few mediocre songs is the only way to get to the good ones. Don't be hard on yourself if you've written several songs that are just ok. Getting past those songs is the way to get to the great ones, according to songwriter and musician Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting course.
- [Narrator] Although, as songwriters, we want to believe … that everything we do is at the top level, … the reality is that not every single song … that we write will be great. … It just is impossible to make that happen. … Sometimes you have to write a couple of mediocre songs … just to get them out of the way … so that you can write the next great one. … So don't get discouraged if you writing something … and it feels like it just kind of lies there. … That's fine. … Just be glad that you've gotten that one out of your system … and move on and, hopefully, the next song will be better. … There's just no way to make every song that we write great. … All we can do is keep going … so that we can get the mediocre ones out of the way … and get on to the next great one. … …
- 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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