Songstuff Music Resource – An Online Music Community

From “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website:   Songstuff Music Resource offers songwriters (and others) an oppourtunity to become part of an online music community. Post your music for others to hear, make comments on a forum, write an article, and in short, meet other musicians. Sometimes it may feel that you’re working in a bit […]

Why are Song Intros So… BORING?

From “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website:   When was the last time you heard an intro to a song that really captivated you? It never ceases to amaze me how mundane intros can be. So many songwriters spend countless hours on their melodies, chords and lyrics, and then when it’s time to get the […]

Songwriters Hall of Fame Supports "New Talent"

From “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame is accepting new members, and if you’re a budding upcoming songwriter, membership may offer you the support you need to get your music out there. From their website: While the Songwriters Hall of Fame honors and highlights the accomplishments of established songwriters, it […]

Your Songs Live or Die on Energy

From “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website   We tend to think of energy as a value that we give an entire song: “That song has lots of energy…” or “I think that other song needs more energy…” etc. But to be a successful songwriter, you need to be thinking on a more focused level about […]

Songwriting Contests

From “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website: If you’ve written songs that you think are winners, one great way to get them out there is to enter them in a songwriting contest. The Muse’s Muse website contains listings of many songwriting contests for you to consider. Remember that before you enter any competition, or indeed […]

Songwriting Should Not Require Inspiration

From “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. It’s nice when you’re inspired to write a great song, but good songs and and should  happen even without being particularly inspired. For many, writing a song seems like some sort of magic: you just sit and think for a moment, and  chords, melodies and  lyrics just appear, […]