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, […]

Becoming better

What do you do to make yourself “better”? If you are a songwriter (and actually, no matter who you are), you need to be asking yourself this question. If you are not specifically considering ways to improve yourself, you are not even close to realizing your full potential. If you aren’t actually thinking of ways […]

Get Yourself to a Live Concert

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website: When was the last time you went to a concert? We often forget that we’re living in very privileged times: Turn on the stereo, the iPod, and to a certain extent, the radio or TV, and we can immerse ourselves in the style of […]

Reading Music Opens Your Mind

[Read all about songwriting, and become a better songwriter at: ”The Essential Secrets of Songwriting“]    If you can’t read music, you’re missing out on a fantastic opportunity to open your mind. It never ceases to amaze me how many people have the attitude that reading music stifles creativity. Stifles creativity?! Have you ever heard of […]