You see, songwriting is a craft, and while some people begin with better natural talent than others, it’ll only get you so far. But you’ll maximize your chances of success by mastering the set of core songwriting skills that I’m going to teach you.
A song is a catalyst for all sorts of emotions: love, rage, regret, grief, happiness, contentment, nostalgia. Songs encompass the entirety of life’s experiences – the joy of personal love, heartbreak at losing it, social outrage, loneliness, patriotism, comradeship, happiness, despair.
A good song not only expresses the thoughts and opinions of the songwriter about the subject matter of the song, but also evokes the full spectrum of associated emotions in the listener.
Listening to music is a visceral and intensely emotional experience for us all. A song epitomizes the most intense experiences that life has to offer us in just a few minutes of listening time. It both simplifies and intensifies the experience for the listener.
Songwriting is an intensely creative process. Some people wrongly associate creativity with sloppiness – they… Read more…