The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46494   Message #690751
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
15-Apr-02 - 04:51 PM
Thread Name: Songwriting 101
Subject: RE: Songwriting 101
McGrath: I've had several people record songs that I've written. I guess that I've been lucky in that they took the time to learn the words. (With a couple of exceptions.) In a couple of instances, they changed the chord progression slightly and in one of those cases, I liked the change so much I now do it that way, myself. I do wonder how open people would be to suggested changes in words of a song that they wrote. I've generally found that if you honestly praise those things that you think someone has done well, it helps them to grow, rather than critique lines and have them get defensive (even if they insist that they aren't..)