The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46494   Message #690732
Posted By: Stephen L. Rich
15-Apr-02 - 04:07 PM
Thread Name: Songwriting 101
Subject: RE: Songwriting 101
This may or may not be helpful, but it worked for me. For one year I commited myself to writing SOMETHING every day (even if it was just filling a page with random, freely associated words) and to writing one song a week. The end result, at the time, was that i had written dozens of REALLY BAD songs and three that I stillperfom today (twenty years later). The result, in the long run, has been that, though I rarely write anymore, it comes to me more easily and I am more open to spotting the parts that need to be rewritten and to doing the rewrites themselves. It's not a method that will work for everyone. But, as I said, it worked for me.