Guitar, Pencil & Paper

Who Do You Ask?

If you visit any of the many online songwriting forums, you’ll know that the most common comment/question you’ll find is some variation on “What do you think of my new song?” Who do you ask when you need help with a song? The songwriters asking for online opinions tend to be newbies who are genuinely wondering […]

Meaning Something to Someone

What metric do you use to measure your songwriting success? Is it money? The size of your fanbase? Your own personal sense of musical satisfaction? For me, it’s all about satisfying my musical soul. The music I write needs to be expressing some part of my innermost being. Not to be too corny about it, […]

5 Ideas For Keeping Your Songs “Fresh”

Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and receive “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” free. More.. ___________ Musicians, whether performers or songwriters, have a challenge that never goes away: addressing the predictability/innovation paradox. The paradox: all songs contain things a listener expects to hear, contrasted with things that are original and, to […]