Thursday, May 06, 2004

Beginners - Lesson 1: Before you start


I've divided these things up into 'Lessons'. This is a very lose term, but I
needed to keep them in some kind of order.

These may all change over time as I get enough posted, I may need to shuffle
them around as my thoughts on the whole matter become clearer. As usual, I
am more interested in getting people to THINK about what they're doing as I
feel that this can help any type of songwriter.

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Posted by Bev on May 6, 2004 in Absolute Beginners | Permalink | Comments (24) | TrackBack (0)

Songwriting tips, songwriting help and advice for songwriters

Don't forget to check out the categories Creative technique, which talks about the way to make your ideas work, General Songwriting Tips, which is the everyday ins and outs of songwriting, Lyric Writing, which deals only with the problems associated with writing lyrics, Melodies, about the way to use tunes and melody to make your song memorable, and Mental Gymnastics, which discusses strategies for getting out of a Songrut!

Also don't forget to check out the songwriting tips in the categories Performance, which is about how the way a song is delivered can change its meaning, Reader Tips, which is where I keep all the cool songwriting ideas that people have sent in, Singers, which is about singers and singer-songwriter types, and Song Angle, which talks about the different places a song can come from.

And finally, the last categories are Song Structure, which deals with putting the different sections of a song together and Songwriting Style, which is about the way one can write a song.

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