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What role do your song verses play?

Hi Songwriters, 

This week we are going to review song verses. What is a verse and what role does it play in your song? The verse is what sets up the rest of your song for success. It sets a…

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Great TED Video: Repetition in Music

This is a really great video that shows some science behind why repetition in songs is not a bad thing. Many people criticize repetitive songs, but there is some truth that we prefer to hear repetition. Very interesting stuff. Check…

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Songwriting Tips on Developing Song Ideas

One of the more challenging parts of songwriting is knowing how to develop your ideas. What do you do if you don't know where to go next? What about those times when you don't know what to write about? This…

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Inspiration vs Craft in Songwriting

Hi Songwriters, 

  

I am pretty safe to say that all of you want to write songs that move people. I think we all have songs that have touched, and shaped our lives, and at some point the songwriting bug bit…

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What job does each of your song sections have?

As songwriters we are really storytellers and mental movie makers. I think can all agree that when we hear a great song it takes us somewhere. Sometimes it is like time stands still and for 3 minutes we are watching…