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Am I doing it right?

Am I doing it right?

Are you doing it right? Every songwriter, at one time or another, struggles with this question.  It’s a question that can bring your songwriting to a halt – or prevent you from getting started in the first place! We compare ...

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How to use Contrast in Songwriting

How to use Contrast in Songwriting

There are some elements of songwriting that are easy to observe. Dynamics. Melody. Rhythm. There are also elements of songwriting that aren’t always as apparent. One of those elements is contrast. Contrast is the state of being strikingly different from ...

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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 “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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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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