Archive for the ‘Songwriting Tips’ Category

Songwriting Tip Archive … some highlights

By • May 10th, 2007 • Category: Songwriting Tips

Familiar with the Songwriting Tips Group Project? If not head over and check it out. It’s a great way to promote your own work. Here is an article detailing the project. Here is the complete list of songwriting tips so far. Here is the form to submit your own songwriting tip. Listed below are some […]



Songwriters: Top 5 Ways to Cure Writer’s Block

By • May 8th, 2007 • Category: Songwriting Advice, Songwriting Articles, Songwriting Tips

Writer’s block is the nemesis of songwriters – and even non songwriters. There are tons of suggestions and songwriting tips out there for what might work, and various suggestions on overcoming. These are the top 5 that consistently work for me. Mash random words togetherMany songwriters say that once they have a good song title […]



Songwriting Interview with Mofro’s JJ Grey

By • Mar 7th, 2007 • Category: Inspiration, Songwriter Interviews, Songwriting Advice, Songwriting Articles, Songwriting Tips

Florida’s own Mofro plays my favorite sort of groove – a southern funk swamp shuffle that can easily switch to different genres, without compromising their fundamental sound. Their debut album was deemed one of the “Best Albums of the Decade” in 1999. Their third – and latest – album is called “Country Ghetto” and sounds […]



Songwriting Tips Project – An Update

By • Feb 21st, 2007 • Category: Inspiration, Site News, Songwriting Resources, Songwriting Tips

The Group Songwriting Tips Project has been a fun project over the last couple of months. We have 50+ tips in the archives right now. You can view the songwriting tips by category, as well as just click through all the songwriting tips one at a time. Got a songwriting tip of your own? If […]



Before you go into the studio to record your songwriting demo …

By • Jan 30th, 2007 • Category: Songwriting Articles, Songwriting Tips

Contributed by recording and songwriting expert Cliff Goldmacher. As a result of recording and producing literally hundreds of demos, I’ve learned that it is always better to “Prepare and Prevent” than to “Repair and Repent.” Here are a few steps you can take to help make your demo recording experience more successful. Song Preparation It […]



Songwriting Tip: How to write song lyrics

By • Jan 24th, 2007 • Category: How To Write Songs, Inspiration, Songwriting Advice, Songwriting Articles, Songwriting Tips

Contributed by: Dainis W. Michel Are you curious about how to write song lyrics? I’ve put together a few tips that might help you. Be sure to go through the free music composition lesson on [the] site [listed below] to gather further information on what will help you grow as a songwriter. There are many, […]



Amos Lee discusses songwriting (video)

By • Nov 8th, 2006 • Category: Inspiration, Songwriting Tips

One of my favorite songwriters talks about the songwriting process and his evolution as a songwriter between the first album and his new album, Supply And Demand. This was #4 in a 12-part podcast series. View the whole series at iFilm.



Bye-bye major record labels. Amos Lee, and other songwriting news

By • Nov 6th, 2006 • Category: Songwriting Advice, Songwriting News, Songwriting Tips

Don’t label me. The New York Daily News covers high-profile musicians taking the independent route and bypassing major labels altogether (Link): If done successfully, going the independent route can be more lucrative than a record deal. Artists get to keep the rights to their master recordings and potentially capture a much bigger share of their […]



John Mayer uses cahiers to capture songwriting ideas

By • Nov 1st, 2006 • Category: Songwriting Tips

We’ve talked extensively on Blogging Muses about the importance of capturing song ideas. In particular, I raved about Moleskine notebooks and their links to Hemingway and other notable literary greats. One item I droned on and one about was the wonderful Moleskine Cahiers. Well, today I was reading John Mayer’s blog (which, by the way, […]



Songwriting Articles

By • Oct 25th, 2006 • Category: Site News, Songwriting Advice, Songwriting Tips

Readers have requested that I highlight the songwriting articles on the site better. I am working on a redesign of the top of the page to highlight featured articles and the articles archive. In the meantime, here are some of the more popular articles over the last two months: Songwriters Ask: Should I rewrite? Create […]