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Interviewing Yourself Can Show Your Songwriting Strengths and Weaknesses

You should assume that with every song you write, some will love it and some won’t. What you hope for is that the vast majority will be in the righthand side of that bell curve, where most people will either like or love it, and hopefully a small minority will dislike or hate it. And […]

Stepping Away From Songwriting Can Help Cure Writer’s Block

As you write songs, you’re digging into your creative mind to concoct something imaginative — something that the world hasn’t heard before. That level of creativity isn’t easy to maintain. If you’re a daily songwriter (and most of the successful ones write almost every day), there is an unwelcome partner working alongside you: frustration. Frustration is normal […]

Learning From the Greats: Rodney Crowell

Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, along with a FREE copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. Read more.. _____________ There’s an article/interview in American Songwriter magazine with Rodney Crowell, country singer-songwriter, that was done back in 1989. It’s a reminder that not much changes in the world of hit songwriting, and […]

My Interview at Praverb.net

Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, along with a FREE copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. Read more.. _____________ A musician and great guy I’ve been following on Twitter for quite a long time, Patrick McNease (a.k.a. @PtheWyse) asked if he could interview me for his website, Praverb.net. He […]

Madeleine Peyroux Interview/Performance on Soundcheck

Just starting to give singer/songwriter Madeleine Peyroux’s recent album “Standing on the Rooftop” a listen. I missed this when it was first released. Also found a “Soundcheck” interview and live studio performance from back on June 16 of this year. I really like her singing, but not that fond of her interpretation of Lennon & […]