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Archive for June, 2011
Matt Nathanson has a new album out, and speaks briefly with American Songwriter Magazine about his songwriting workflow: Most of the time, melodies and chords come first- then the words. and the words are usually a combination of a few key ones I have in notebooks (I try to write everyday) and ones I make [...]
There are few things I dislike more than reality shows. So, as a writer and owner of a songwriting blog I was torn about the whole idea of a songwriting reality show. The first episode began with an introduction of the hosts, Jewel and Kara DiGuardia, and immediately pushed into the first challenge – coming [...]
Here is a compilation of some nice songwriting tip snippets from a variety of songwriters, with accompanying links to their full articles. Check it: Ben Gibbard, Death Cab For Cutie “Writing is such a solitary act. You spend hours alone, only with your thoughts, and you torture yourself. It’s a tendency of many writers to [...]
“An ultimate little songwriting machine’ is what Vedder calls ukelele I don’t think I thought in those terms at all. I was just struck by how quickly I was able to establish a relationship with this little instrument. I see it as just kind of an ultimate little songwriting machine. Melodies are produced in a [...]