Every time we sit down to write a song we start off with a blank piece of paper. It waits patiently for us to pick up our pen and pour out our songwriting ideas from our hearts and minds onto its surface however, a blank piece of paper can mean one of two things to a… Read More Songwriting – The Blank Piece Of Paper Is Your Friend
One of my primary songwriting goals of 2017 is to never be afraid of words ever again. Ideally, what this means for me is that by conquering my fear of words or, more accurately, the fear of my words being judged by others, I will be able to increase my ability to finish my half… Read More Never Again Will I Be Afraid Of Words
Over the years I’ve known plenty of songwriters who have given up on a perfectly good songwriting idea just because there was the slightest possibility that it would sound like something else. This comes from having an unrealistic concept in their head that all great songs must be 100% totally original or absolutely perfect in… Read More YOU Are The Originality Behind Your Songs
Just think, as songwriters, each and every one of us has a unique voice waiting to be shared with the world through our songs. This is because we are all one-of-a-kind individual human beings and as such, our views of the world around us are all slightly different from one another. For me, realising this… Read More Songwriters… We All Have A Unique Voice. Let’s Use It!
When you’re writing a song, what you’re really doing is taking an aural photograph of what ever is going on internally within you and externally around you at the time of writing. This requires two of the most important skills any songwriter needs to acquire and master. Observation and Mindfulness. Observation is the art of noticing… Read More Using Observation And Mindfulness In Your Songwriting
Recently I stumbled across this old video of Jools Holland interviewing Sting (circa mid 1980′s) and it gives a brilliant insight into the way that Sting gathers, processes and demos his songwriting ideas before introducing it to the rest of the Police band members. Even though the video primarily focuses on how he come up… Read More Sting’s Songwriting Process – A Video Insight
For me, it’s John Lennon all the way (he was also my Mum’s favourite) although Paul McCartney comes in at a very, very close second. Which Beatle would you choose as the one who’s influenced your songwriting the most? Peace, Corey 🙂
This particularly works for me as I do a lot of driving with my day gig. How about this for a songwriting exercise! The next time you find yourself stuck in peak hour traffic, instead of feeling frustrated, stressed and angry about the situation, use the time at hand to manifest songwriting ideas in your… Read More Using Peak Hour Traffic To Your Songwriting Advantage
If you know where to look there’s literally tons of great songwriting tips, songwriting articles and general songwriting advice online. One such example of this comes in the form of an article I found recently titled 30 Songwriting Tips To Overcome Writer’s Block by Sam Wilson from The Pro Audio Files website. As the title… Read More 30 Ways To Overcome (Song) Writers Block
Below is a video I found by Author and Producer Jeff Bollow called “Writer’s Block Instant Cure.” I must say, when I saw the title I was instantly curious but after watching the video a few times I realised that Jeff has succinctly defined: What writers block is and the part your inner critic has… Read More VIDEO: The Cure For (Song) Writers Block – Found?