Tag Archive: Lyrics

The “Seeing Stars” Songbook

In the spirit of keeping you all in the loop with what I’m doing, I just wanted to run something by you all… It’s an idea for a different type of product or merchandise? It will be called the “Seeing Stars” Songbook. It would be a book with the lyrics and chords for all of [...]

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Never Again Will I Be Afraid Of Words

One of my primary songwriting goals of 2011 is to never be afraid of words again. Ideally, what this means for me is that by conquering my fear of words or, more accurately, the fear of my words (and therefore me, as a person) being judged by others, I will be able to increase my [...]

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SongDare – Chords And Lyrics To Download

First of all I just wanted to say a big THANKYOU to everybody who has sent in their SongDare’s to me so far. I’ve been surprised by the response and the encouraging feedback. I’ve been really, really impressed with the quality of songs requested. It’s quite a refreshing change from the standard crap that drunk [...]

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SCALA – I’m A Member And You Should Be Too

For those of you who don’t know, SCALA stands for Songwriters, Composers and Lyricists Association and it was formed in 1987 which makes 2010 its 23rd year of helping songwriters be the best they can be. I’ve been a proud member of since 1992. My first ever solo show was at SCALA. It was a [...]

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Everybody Has A Story – A Song

This song first started out as a musical idea inspired by me mucking around on the piano which I then hammered out on Logic. Adrian and I then nutted out the lyrics in a separate 3 hour session. The interesting thing about this songs writing process is that it wasn’t until the very end when [...]

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All You Need Is Four Chords To Write A Hit Song

Below is a video of a skit performed by Australian musical comedy act “Axis Of Awesome.” This video clearly demonstrates how important song lyrics and vocal melody are in writing and how the song arrangement (in this case it’s the chord progression E B C#m A) is a foundation in which the lyrics and melody [...]

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Running Out Of Love – A Song

Image by Kristian D. via Flickr “Running Out Of Love” is the third song that I’ve collaborated with Adrian Miller on and the first re-write we’ve done together. This song was actually a half finished piece I had languishing in my archives for a few years called “All Out Of Love.” I loved the melody [...]

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Back To Basics – A Song

“Back To Basics” is the second song that I’ve collaborated with Adrian Miller on and it’s also my first multi-tracking effort using Logic Pro 9 on my home studio setup. The song evolved from a conversation that we had in which the concept of having too much choice in this world was discussed. From that [...]

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The Joys Of Collaboration

Image via Wikipedia By the end of 2009 I found myself in a real bind creatively. There were no completed songs on the horizon but lots and lots of songwriting ideas archived away on paper or recorded as MP3’s somewhere on my computer. As a way to inject new perspectives into my songwriting process I [...]

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