Writing a song is its own reward. Songwriters can get so caught up in whether their songs generate income that it's easy to forget that simply writing a song is worthy of being called a success, says veteran songwriter Cliff Goldmacher in this songwriting training video.
- [Narrator] One of the easiest things to forget as you start to pursue a career as a songwriter and attempt to generate income with your songs, is that writing a song is its own reward. This gets obscured as we try for bigger and better things for our music. But I think it's extremely important to take a deep breath and remember that when you write a song, that in and of itself is a victory and an important one. So my recommendation would be, just take a moment when you've written a song and remember that writing the song itself is its own reward.
- 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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