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New Songwriting Club Coming Soon!

The Internet has made the world a smaller place. It is also cultivating a generation of do-it-yourselfers. When you don’t know how to do something, you go to YouTube for a tutorial. When you don’t know the answer, you “Google ...

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Write songs in the style you know

You are a songwriter and you have a style. You may have not realized it, but you do. Songs come in all different styles. Even if you are a solo singer with an acoustic guitar, there are dozens of ways ...

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Case Study: The making of “When I’m 30”

I was participating in a songwriting club and I had one week to write this song. I was given a phrase which had to be the title of the song and somewhere in the lyrics. The phrase was “When I’m ...

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Case Study: The making of “The World is in Your Hands (9/11 Song)

How the Song Began It began with a few words that came together in my mind while I was driving home from work. The words that started floating around were “waves”, “New Orleans”, “storms on my street”. It was a ...

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Introduction to YouTube for Songwriters

YouTube is the world’s largest video site on the internet. In fact, I’d be surprised if you haven’t heard of it. To find out some of YouTube’s impressive statistics, click here.  I have been a YouTube user since 2009 and ...

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How I write a Song

For about a month, I participated in a songwriting group on Facebook. The organizer gave us a phrase each week and we were to both use the phrase as the title of the song and we were to use it ...

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Motivation for Making Music

All across the world there are Christians who have the opportunity to use their God-given skills to make a difference in other’s lives. Songs are powerful tools for encouragement, therapy, and emotional expression and you hold that very power in ...

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