If you know where to look there’s literally tons of great songwriting tips, songwriting articles and general songwriting advice online.
As the title suggests, the article lists 30 ways in which a songwriter can overcome the dreaded block. It is written with a (home) recording studio edge to it but as a songwriter, you’ll be able to glean some gold from the list.
The goal of the article is very simple. Sam writes…
“… whether you’re an electronic producer or more traditional singer/songwriter, you can use this list as a resource to spark new songwriting ideas.”
Reading through the list did give me some things to think about regarding my own songwriting process. The ideas that stood out for me were the following…
- Idea 04 – Build A World In Your Head
- Idea 06 – Tap Into Your Own Feelings
- Idea 09 – Play With Some Samples (this is where the audio recording slant comes into play)
- Idea 20 – Open Old Projects (you can also reinterpret this as “Revisit Your Old Songs”)
- Idea 26 – Keep It Simple
No matter how long you’ve been on the songwriting path there will always be days where writing a song can be like pulling teeth and this article would be a very handy thing to have for just those times.