Songwriting Takes Courage – It’s Not For The Faint Of Heart

  Being a songwriter is not for the faint of heart. But, being alive is not for the faint of heart, either. The more stories I hear, the more I realize that the vast majority of us have faced some really difficult things in life. If you have not, then count your blessings. I loved this quote the moment I saw it. Even...

I Dare You: A Songwriter’s Challenge

One of the first things I did when I decided to seriously pursue writing as a career was to attend an NSAI Song Camp. I submitted my application and nervously awaited a response to let me know if I was accepted or not. Finally, the day came. There in the stack of mail was a letter from NSAI. I opened it...

6 Last Minute Re-Writing Questions For Songwriters

  I have found that going back to my songs a week or two after I write them and running through this quick checklist helps me catch and fix many of the major flaws that can exist in a song. Print this one out and hang it in you writing (or re-writing) room to remind yourself to check these issues before...

How To Break Out Of Your Songwriting Rut And Feel Inspired Again

  Do you feel like your melodies are dated? Are you in a creative rut? It happens to us all. We start rolling and write a bunch of songs we really love, and then one day we wake up and everything starts sounding the same. Every new idea we create seems familiar. And worse, those ideas may sound like melodies...

The SongTown Difference – A Songwriter’s Edge

  A home that's unique for songwriters... In a world where there are an increasing number of options for songwriters to gather and to get education, Clay and I feel it is important from time to time to remind everyone of the things that make SongTown different from any other songwriting community you might be a part of.  Here are the things...

Writing To Drum Loops: Creating The #1 Song Beautiful Mess

  One great tool every songwriter has at their disposal today are drum loops. Whether you have a computer handy or a smart phone, there are amazing apps for beats that were not available even a few short years ago. Loops are a quick way to add energy and style to your new music creation but there are some pitfalls to...

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