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How Long It Takes To Finish a Song

Writing great songs doesn’t need to be a random occurrence. There are things you can and should be doing to improve your songwriting consistency. Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, and FREE copy of “Creative Chord Progressions” For some songwriters, starting the song is the easy part; continuing the process after that is […]

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Why We Love Bad Singers

A few listener reviews of some of pop/rock music’s big names: Regarding Neil Young: “For as far back as I can remember I’ve disliked this guy. His whiney voice is like nails on a chalkboard.” Regarding Bob Dylan: “Like if a wistful Lee Marvin swallowed a kazoo.” (by Ted Pillow.) Regarding Lucinda Williams: “Out of […]

Good Lyrics are Developed After They Are Written

“There’s nothing worse than bad lyricists trying to sound deep. Like coolness, profundity can’t be faked.” Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website Follow Gary on Twitter Leonard Cohen has spoken of songwriting as “cultivat[ing] this tiny corner of the field that I thought I knew something about…” For him, and […]