Writing Music Creates Its Own Inspiration

If you’re waiting for inspiration, you’re probably wasting a lot of time. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ Songwriter’s inspiration happens in two possible ways. The first way I would call spontaneous inspiration, and appears as a wave of creative excitement that causes you to drop everything, pick […]

5 Ideas For Getting (And Staying) Creative

Songwriting needs to be a daily activity. That kind of commitment will stimulate creativity. Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Discover the essential secrets of great songwriting. _________________ Inspiration is not a necessary first step to writing music. Actually starting the songwriting process — grabbing your instrument and putting your bum in a chair […]

5 Songwriters’ Ideas For Getting Through the Next Few Months

The festive season will inspire you as a songwriter, but what do you do during the non-festive months? ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ There’s an 80-20 rule that applies to songwriting. Well, who knows the exact percentages, but suffice it to say: 20% of the music you write […]

Songwriting When You Don’t Feel Inspired

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Kick-start your songwriting career, starting now. _________ I have great admiration for those who write movie scores. They don’t have the luxury of waiting until they feel inspired. Professional productions run on a schedule, and it’s usually tight. That ability to write on demand is possible for all […]

After that Initial Great Idea… Then What?

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! _________ It can be interesting to debate the role of inspiration in good songwriting. I’ve written quite a few blog postings about that topic over the past few years. And to sum up my position: inspiration doesn’t really impress me all that […]

Songwriting Shouldn’t Be Hit-or-Miss: Improve Your Odds!

Non-musicians can be forgiven if they think that composing music is kind of magical. That it just sort of happens. But what shocks me is the number of songwriters who take that approach to writing music. In case you need this point hammered home, here it is: If you aren’t practicing your songwriting craft, you’re […]