Sunday, November 24, 2013

Singorama – Guide To Songwriting

Singorama - Guide To SongwritingClick Image To Visit SiteIf you've ever tried writing your own songs, then there are probably critical mistakes that you are making, without even knowing it!

You see, songwriting is a craft, and while some people begin with better natural talent than others, it'll only get you so far. But you'll maximize your chances of success by mastering the set of core songwriting skills that I'm going to teach you.

A song is a catalyst for all sorts of emotions: love, rage, regret, grief, happiness, contentment, nostalgia. Songs encompass the entirety of life's experiences – the joy of personal love, heartbreak at losing it, social outrage, loneliness, patriotism, comradeship, happiness, despair.

A good song not only expresses the thoughts and opinions of the songwriter about the subject matter of the song, but also evokes the full spectrum of associated emotions in the listener.

Listening to music is a visceral and intensely emotional experience for us all. A song epitomizes the most intense experiences that life has to offer us in just a few minutes of listening time. It both simplifies and intensifies the experience for the listener.

Songwriting is an intensely creative process. Some people wrongly associate creativity with sloppiness – they think that there's a certain mystical, indefinable, almost magical aspect to the creative process; that to confine the muse within the limits of organization would be to kill her off.

This is nonsense! Just because songwriting is creative is not to say that there's no structure or discipline to it. In fact, songwriting is an exercise in orderliness, preparation, skill, and knowledge.

Although you can technically just sit down and write a song with no knowledge of the process and no real forethought , 95% of the time the end result will be nothing but gibberish. It might be musical gibberish… Read more…


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