Songwriting and the Value of Sketching Ideas

Every artist sketches. In most artistic fields, the idea of sketching — of scribbling down ideas and working on them separate from a larger work — is common. Before creating a larger work, an artist will typically sketch out the ideas, work on angles and perspective, and generally try to get it right in sketch form before committing […]

The Advantage of Sketching a Map For Your Song

Making a line drawing of the basic energy of your song can reveal problems you might be having. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ Most songwriters piece a song together while sitting with an instrument. Little by little, lyrics, melodies and harmonies unite […]