Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Stop Making Sense


Songs don't have to mean anything at all to be successful. They
don't have to have a central message if they don't want to.

Some acts have made a career out of saying nothing at all
but being quite exciting when they said it. Sometimes it's
one hundred percent in the delivery.

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Posted by Bev on April 27, 2004 in Lyric writing | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

I love cliches


Most songs have some kind of cliches in them. But some are good
and some are bad.

The way I look at it there are three types of cliches.

1. The 'lazy songwriting' cliche. Overused and bland.

ie 'Into these open arms'

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Friday, April 16, 2004

First Post

It occured to me that instead of 'trying to write a book' on songwriting, or leaving various text files and word documents scattered on my hard drive where I would NEVER get around to dealing with them, it would be better for me to actually post my thoughts as I go on a Blogg. That way, I can always look back at my ramblings when I get a bit stuck, and also help other people in the process.

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Posted by Bev on April 16, 2004 in Lyric writing | Permalink | Comments (8) | 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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