If you're already cowriting, you're well aware of all of the benefits that can come from a good collaboration. In this weekly songwriting training video, songwriting veteran Cliff Goldmacher suggests reaching out to new cowriters often. There is always something you can learn from your cowriters, and the more of them you have, the more approaches to songwriting you'll be exposed to. It's also a healthy, organic way to broaden your music industry network.
- Reach out to a new cowriter this week.…If you're already cowriting then you know that…there are lots of great benefits from doing it.…Now, the key is to branch out…and write with lots of different collaborators.…There is always something to learn from your cowriters,…some new approach to songwriting.…Not every cowrite's going to work.…There's no accounting for chemistry,…but when they do work it's really a beautiful thing.…This is also a great way…to broaden your network in an organic, healthy way.…
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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