Singer-Songwriter

Making Others Care About Your Songs

Everyone has their own motivation for becoming a songwriter. For most, and likely for you, it’s a variation on the need for self-expression. With every song, you have a thought, a feeling or an opinion that you want to express. Who knows how many possible problems or errors that can be committed when writing a […]

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Songwriting and Other One-Sided Conversations

If you ask songwriters to describe the most difficult part of starting any songwriting process, I’m sure many — perhaps most — would say, “Deciding what to write about.” A song is a kind of social interaction. There are vague similarities between singing a song you’ve written, and having a conversation with someone, but with the […]

One More Song About Love? How to Choose a Song Topic

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and learn how to write great songs! _____________ It’s frustrating when you want to write a song, but you can’t seem to come up with anything fresh or innovative to write about. The topics of love, relationships and the social scene seem done to death. And your […]

Combining Song Topics Can Result in a Unique Lyric

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Anything that elicits an emotional response can be the source of a good lyric. We usually like to draw on positive, upbeat emotions, so you’ll find more songs describing love than any other. But there are other great song topics: social activism, the climate, […]

You Want To Write, But Don't Know What To Write About!

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website Follow Gary on Twitter The desire to write may be there, but often we get stuck just trying to come up with a topic. It’s frustrating, because you feel that the world doesn’t need another goopy love song. So how do you come up […]