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!
Break out of a creative rut, find new songwriting strategies, and improve your writing process with this collection of songwriting articles from Flypaper. For more in-depth help, check out Soundfly’s course The New Songwriter’s Workshop.
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!
In this edition of our Student Spotlight series, musician Mark Richardson shares stories from his life, including how music helped him beat drug addiction.
How do you morph admiration into inspiration while avoiding unacknowledged theft of song ideas? Borrowing with respect and intention is how.
More than just a marketing gimmick, recording new acoustic versions of your songs can be an enlightening, enjoyable experience on a few levels!
Borrowing a nifty couple of chord changes from the jazz world can really elevate your songwriting, no matter the genre or style.
When it comes to toplining in the music industry, collaborating and co-writing, producing negotations, and royalty splits should all be familiar territory.
Want to write catchier melodies? Use any of these seven approaches to motif development and your melody will surely get stuck in your listener’s head.
Here’s a quick lesson on songwriting perspectives with advice on how to choose your lyrical point of view when starting to write.