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Write, Write and Rewrite – Rewriting your songs

Rewriting your songs? What? Take my finished masterpiece, and change it? You can’t be serious! The A&R guy says “Fix this part”. The Producer says “What if…”. Even worse, your significant other says “It’s about me, isn’t it”? Alter the whole and utter zen of my song? Really? We’ve all read about the songs that […]

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song structure

Six Basic Elements of Song Structure

So, your mechanic is going to check the oil in your car. Does he grab the air-hose and head for the rear tire? Or, your personal trainer is going to work on your abs today. Does she hand you a cheese Danish and say “nice work”? Pretty silly huh?   We expect the professionals that […]

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writing for a singer

Writing for a Singer – Key Elements When Writing for a Particular Singer

Writing for a singer can be challenging. Knowing a  great deal about the voice and the personality you are writing for is essential. If you’re writing songs for a particular singer there are key points to keep in mind. Gender Obviously… this is one you don’t want to overlook. If you singer is male, is […]

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Great Reads – 15 Excellent Songwriting Books

There are reams of great songwriting books out there. It was tough, however I’ve done my best to select fifteen of my favorites. I’ve chosen excellent books about the craft, skills building, and the business of songwriting. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to study ‘the science’ of songwriting to become successful. Let […]

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Masterwriter 2.0

Product Review – MasterWriter 2.0

Powerful statement … powerful songwriter tool. I’ve been a MasterWriter user since it became available for the PC in 2007 (yes, I’m in therapy for being a PC guy ;)). I hate to admit it but… now, songwriting without MasterWriter is a little like watching TV with the sound off, you just don’t get it […]

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