Poetry offers a great starting place for developing lyric ideas, but poetry and songs don’t always flow the same way — here’s how to tell if it’s working.
Tag: songwriting advice
Some helpful tips for songwriters, producers, and those who do both, looking to improve their workflow and get more focused work done in shorter sessions.
Action always invariably beats inaction; here’s a set of tools to help you battle your lacking confidence, and create with active fervor!
Your songs should take listeners to exciting destinations and tell exciting stories, but in order to do that they need a lyrical road map: Song Form.
A song is a fragile thing — indeed, there are many ways a song idea can die before it’s even developed. Here are ten, and how to avoid them.
Whether writer’s block has got you down or you’re just looking for a few tools for consistent brainstorming, here are nine places to look for lyric ideas.
Using my own experience setting a poem by Pablo Neruda to music, I offer tips on what to consider when composing music to poetry. Check it out!
Object writing is a great songwriter’s tool for generating new song ideas, new perspectives, and fresh observations. Here’s how it works.
What does it mean to “steal like an artist” versus like a thief? Austin Kleon helps explain the difference, and we’ve got advice as to how to do it!
How do you morph admiration into inspiration while avoiding unacknowledged theft of song ideas? Borrowing with respect and intention is how.