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Standing Out


Uniqueness is often equated as “originality” though they are not necessarily the same. Originality is more of a technique, a device that differentiates your song from others — more like creativity. Uniqueness, on the other hand, refers more…Read more
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Cliches - Do they still work?


How many times have you heard lines like these in a song: feel the pain/by my side/set me free/lost without you/broken heart/all we've been through/hold me close/my foolish pride/all night long/give you my heart/want you, need you, love…Read more
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The Value of a Song

   
Music one can easily dance to dominates the charts, and, admittedly, many fans know the rhythm of their favorite tracks better than the words. This, however, has almost always been the case. It’s not that nobody…Read more
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A Little Tip for Aspiring Songwriters


  Professional songwriters never sit down and think "Hmmm, I'll just write from my heart and I'll end up with a great song." It never happens! They all have a set of techniques they use to help them write… Read more
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Storytelling Through Songs


Some of us don't equate songwriting with telling stories unless it's in the form of a folk song. Folk songs often have what is called an AAA structure, with "A" representing the verse without chorus, therefore lending themselves…Read more
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The Desire to Achieve


  Desire, Napoleon Hill in his book, Think and Grow Rich, said, "The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes… Read more
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How does a Song get Started?

There's something magical about songwriting. No matter how many songs that have been written or how much you know about songwriting, you will still be amazed and a little awestruck that it happens at all. How does a song…Read more
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Music Copyrights

Copyrights are very important because they identify who actually owns the song and song recording and who gets to make money from it. When songwriters write songs, the songs are automatically copyrighted as soon as they are in a…Read more
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Forms of Songwriting


There are many different songs, but modern popular songwriting, including folk, blues, pop and rock songs, build upon basic types of songs or "songs form." Understanding the basic song forms and their traditions helps the songwriter decide upon the…Read more
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The Art Of Songwriting


The art of songwriting is not a difficult art to learn if you have the passion for it. Songwriting is one of the most commanding art that has made a remarkable difference in history. Songs touch the sense…Read more