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Thread #58222   Message #920491
Posted By: GUEST,Steven
28-Mar-03 - 09:58 AM
Thread Name: Art of Songwriting
Subject: Art of Songwriting
Hello, all

I always want to start this thread for a long time. Its about the art
of songwriting.

I have been playing the guitar for about 20 years now. I have been
listening to a wide variety of music. Folk, country, early rock n'
roll, a little jazz and blues. But over the last 7 years now, it's
been around folk music.

But over the last 20 years that I have been playing I never wrote a
song. But over the 20 years, I have played around on my flat top, and
come with a lot great air to great songs. And I said to myself, that
would be a great air for a song to write. But when I would get out a
piece of paper. My mind would be blank. Really hate that.

The art of songwriting is very new to me. No doubt there is a few
contributors to this group that have dabbled with songwriting. And no
doubt you are a professional performer. How do you do it? What is
secret to writing a good song. How do you start to write a great song.

Anyway, if you can help me on songwriting it would be great.

Thanks for your time.