The Many Ways to Bore an Audience

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5 Questions Every Songwriter Needs to Answer

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7 Reasons Your Songs May Be Boring Your Listeners

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The Subtle Nature of Contrast in Songwriting

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If the V-Chord Bores You, Try These Substitutes

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Bullet Power! Use This Songwriting Checklist

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