Building up songwriting edurance comes from writing consistently. Cliff Goldmacher, an experienced songwriter, suggests not waiting for an extended period of free time before sitting down to write. In this weekly online songwriting course, he suggests that writing often and even just a little ever day adds up to a great and productive habit.
- Don't wait until you have a huge block of time…to sit down and write.…Songwriting is hard enough.…Don't add more challenges like trying…to find uninterrupted time.…If you write a little every day,…believe me, it's gonna add up.…Building up songwriting endurance comes with writing…consistently, not writing over huge blocks of time.…Even if it's just a little bit,…you'll eventually develop the habit.…
Listen to the songs Cliff references in the course by subscribing to his Spotify playlist, Cliff's Weekly Songwriting Tips.
- Writing lyrics that are easy to sing
- Putting the message in the chorus
- Being productive at home
- Putting the hook at the end of the chorus
- Keeping rhyme schemes consistent
- Using repetition in melodies
- Making rough recordings
- Reading poetry for inspiration
- Writing at a regular time
- Taking a weekly writing assignment
- Cutting down a song's length
Skill Level Beginner
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