Is Motivation Different From Inspiration?

I wonder if someone has ever asked you where you find your motivation for songwriting. And if so, I wonder if you would give a different answer if they asked you to describe where you find your inspiration? Inspiration is a favourite word for people in the creative arts. By inspiration, most artists mean the initial “spark” that causes […]

Learning Songwriting Craft By Critiquing Others

Critiquing other people’s music help you make sense of the songwriting process. ___________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and become the songwriter you always thought you should be. ___________ It’s a well-known fact in education that we retain more information about a subject if we teach it. Teaching others requires us to […]

The How and Why of Hosting an In-House Songwriting Group

An in-house songwriting group will help you gain confidence as a songwriter. ____________________ Read more about how “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle – Learn how to write good music by learning the secrets used by hit songwriters. ____________________ Songwriting circles are very beneficial ways of making connections with other writers in your area. A […]

Songwriting Skill Dies in Isolation: Get 'em Out There!

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle ______________________ It’s a wonderful time to be a student of anything. Information is instantly at your fingertips with the internet. But for songwriters there is […]