• 5 Songwriting Lessons From Master Yoda

    Want to become a Master "Songwriting" Yoda? Here are my top 5 tips!   1.Believe As creative people, we tend to be self-doubters. It's what drives us to look inward, to constantly question life around us, and, if channeled properly, will drive us to write great songs. It's perfectly natural to struggle...

  • Heart vs. Head: How To Write Your Best Songs

      Songwriting is beautifully complex and yet simple... I am often reminded when teaching aspiring songwriters how simple, and yet complex, writing a song can be. It's a beautiful mix of emotions, wit, determination, and being in the moment. A very common obstacle I see to great writing is what I call...

  • Are Your Songs Believable? 3 Keys To Insure You Won’t Miss The Mark

        If I had to choose one thing as the most important thing in songwriting, it would be "making your song believable." Throughout the entire writing process I am asking myself, does this feel real? When someone hears your song for the first time, that's what hits them first. Nothing loses the listener faster than...

  • 5 Free Organizational Tools For Songwriters

    These days, most songwriters I know are busier than ever managing lives, families, jobs, social media, writing, performing‰ - the list goes on and on. Our time is precious and valuable! Here‰'s a list of tools I use to streamline and organize my writing process, so that I have...

  • Finding Inspiration In That Song That’s Stuck In Your Head

      Pro songwriter Clay Mills shares how to turn that old classic song  you can't stop humming for the last 2 days, into inspiration for your own classic!   Want to study with pro writer Clay Mills in SongTown's 6-week Melody Masterclass? Get hands-on instruction and feedback in the best online melody class of...

  • Does Your Song Need A Bridge?

    So you’ve reached that point in the song; you’ve written two verses and a chorus, and that little voice in your head says “I need to write a bridge.” But do you really??? When do you know if a song truly needs a bridge? I’ve heard publishers say things to their...