Songwriting: Practicing Creativity

Songwriters need both imagination and creativity. And no, those two words are not synonymous. _____________ The two main elements that come into play when writing songs are imagination and creativity. We often use the words interchangeably, but they are quite different. Think of the imagination as a pool of thoughts and ideas, generated within our mind and […]

When Pop Songwriting Becomes a Mindless Group Effort

“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-Book Bundle is being used by thousands of songwriters to solve their songwriting dilemmas. Comes with a 7th free eBook, “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.”  Read More.. ______________ This isn’t a post about Wikipedia, but about a philosophy that Wikipedia espouses. As you likely know, Wikipedia’s view is that since […]

5 Ways to Enhance Your Songwriting Imagination

Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle, and take an important first step to building a fan base for your music. _____________ In the writing of my latest book, “Beating Songwriter’s Block: Jump-Start Your Words and Music,” I did considerable research into the concept of creativity. After all, everyone knows that if you’re going through a […]

Rethinking Your Approach to Songwriting

Do you like to start every song by vamping a few chords and see what happens? It may be time to try something new: isolate the imagination stage from the creation stage. If you aren’t sure what that is, you need to get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and discover how great songs are assembled. […]

What's Holding You Back as a Songwriter?

It’s possible to be imaginative without being creative. That statement may come as a bit of a surprise to you if you’ve always thought of those two terms as being synonymous. From a songwriter’s point of view, your imagination refers to your ability to dream up bits of musical ideas, often seemingly out of thin […]

Learning To Be Creative In a Songwriter's World

Yes, creativity is something that can be learned. It starts by learning the nuts and bolts, and you do that by studying hit songs from the past, discovering why they work. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle shows you how to become more creative, successful and consistently excellent. Read more.. _______________ If you’ve been […]