13 Best Songwriting Books 2022 That’ll Improve Your Lyricism

13 Best Songwriting Books 2022 That’ll Improve Your Lyricism

Songwriting is a skill that can be improved. Like any other skill, there are techniques to learn, skills to develop, talents to hone. But unlike many other musical skills, songwriting suffers from a lack of obvious resources. Because songwriting is so personal, people tend to be unwilling to accept the idea of ‘practising’ songwriting or…

How To Sell A Song To An Artist, Everything You Need To Know!

How To Sell A Song To An Artist, Everything You Need To Know!

“Wouldn’t it be fun to be a professional songwriter?” If you love making music, I’m sure that thought has crossed your mind. And, I’ve had guitar students in the past that managed to work their way into the songwriting game, just by applying themselves to the task. It’s not about skill level – it’s about…

How To Write A Country Song That’s Authentic (In 6 Steps)

How To Write A Country Song That’s Authentic (In 6 Steps)

There’s something about a great country song, isn’t there? I mean, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but those who love it love it to death. As with many other genres, topics often include love and heartbreak, fun and adventure, faith and spirituality and more. That’s right – contrary to popular parodies, country is not…

Do Independent Musicians Need Focus Groups To See If Their Music Is Good?

Do Independent Musicians Need Focus Groups To See If Their Music Is Good?

How do you know if you’ve written a good song? It’s hard, right? Sometimes, you’ll love a song immediately after you’ve written it, and then hate it two weeks later. Did you just fall out of love with it, or was the song not very good? Beyond the song itself, the production on a song…

Should You Only Make Music In The Most Popular Music Genres? One Man’s View

Should You Only Make Music In The Most Popular Music Genres? One Man’s View

Have you ever written songs that just don’t seem to fit in with the rest of your songs? Perhaps you write pop songs, but ended up writing a song that bends a little more folk-y or country. Or maybe you wrote a blues song by accident. This happens sometimes. Personally, if I hear a song…

Why You Should Learn To Write Your Own Lyrics As A Musician

Why You Should Learn To Write Your Own Lyrics As A Musician

Writing lyrics is a real art. In fact, writing truly great lyrics is basically a separate skill from writing great songs. A great song is made up of many different parts. The structure and arrangement. The melodies, hooks, and rhythmic variations. The harmony. And then, the lyrics. There are countless great songs with meaningless or…

How To Write Pop Songs That Will Appeal To Mainstream Music Fans

How To Write Pop Songs That Will Appeal To Mainstream Music Fans

You’re not satisfied with playing it small – you want mainstream success in music. Or, at the very least, you want to create music that appeals to mainstream music fans. Does this sound ambitious? That’s because it is. Writing catchy pop songs is not the hard part. Getting them out to the masses is. If…