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Placing Yourself Within Your Song’s Lyric

Do you find that your songs aren’t really making a personal or emotional connection to your listeners? If that’s the case, take a look at the point of view of your lyric, and at least some (perhaps most) of the time it should be placing you as the centre of activity. In other words, writing […]

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The State of Mind That Makes You a Professional Songwriter

Many years ago when I was a junior high school band director, a student asked me,”What is a professional?” Before I could answer, several students said, “Someone who gets paid for what they do.” “Chord Progression Formulas” shows you how to create dozens of great progressions practically instantly by using some powerful formulas. Get it […]

Singer Songwriter Guitarist Poppy Field

Abide With Me: The Power of Writing in the First Person

As songwriters, you’re constantly trying to make your music a personal experience that others can feel – to which others can relate. You do this by singing about universal emotions and experiences (love, peace, friendship, etc.), and you use common, everyday words to convey your thoughts. Today is Remembrance Day in Canada, and most of […]