Writing songs makes you a songwriter says industry pro, Cliff Goldmacher, in this weekly online video tutorial. Don't be afraid to call yourself a songwriter. The more you accept that writing songs makes you a songwriter, the more likely you are to do what's necessary to succeed. Belief in yourself is an essential component to success in music.
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- If you write songs, then you're a songwriter, own it. A lot of times, if you're new to songwriting, you're a little self-conscious to call yourself a songwriter but the reality is, if you've been writing songs, you're a songwriter, plain and simple. So much about creating any kind of art, not just songwriting, is about confidence. This doesn't mean that you won't improve or that you're the best, but belief in yourself and in your songs is an essential component to success.
You can't rely on other people's opinions of your art to decide whether it's good or not. That has to come from you.
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