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The 3-Step System To Writing Awesome Songs Everyday With Ease | Teach Yourself Guitar Now

The 3-Step System To Writing Awesome Songs Everyday With Ease

The majority of muso’s / songwriters dislike writing new songs due to writers block. Not to mention all the songs that were started and never finished, or embarrassingly bad and had no connection to their fans at all make matters even worse.

The following steps in this article will show you how to overcome the fear of songwriting and how to piece it together easily. Learning how to become a songwriting afficionado is learned process, and we first have to throw out the pre-concieved learnings from elsewhere that we need to do it all in one sitting, which is complete balony

The songbook I use, has phrases, words, doodles and all sorts of creativity as I go along. This entire process isn’t logical, it’s very creative right-brain and connect with your inner child.

When you commit to this daily exercise, you’ll finally realize that your initial writings and verses don’t have to be perfect to begin with.

Let’s imagine who would be a more efficient songwriter in years time, if you wrote something daily, as oppossed to once / week, regular daily practice is crucial here.

Tracking your songwriting progression in YouTube (as suggested) you’ll be surprised at your growing expertise and will begin to grow a loyal following, especially once you implement a few kewl tricks.

I was listening to Hagop discuss a songwriter who mentioned that 1 in every 100 songs he penend would make the charts, and this is key in keeping your gravy train going. First step, build up subcounscious ideas and recharge your creativity for new songs. A great way to do this is hop onto a guitar tabs site (just Google “Gutiar Tabs”) and search and play your most favourite songs.

Notice the chord structure and how the melodies work together, and get a feel for why the song has such an impact.

Don’t forget Twitter, news and social sites if you wish to be inspired to write more curent songs.

Take no more than 25 minutes and don’t begin right away with your writing.

You need to give time for the ideas to start to roll around in your subconscious so come back and write your tune the next day.

This means that as you start to make songwriting a daily habit you will write up your ideas from the previous day when you get up in the morning, and then recharge for tomorrow.

You will pick one song idea to work on and take notes throughout each day actively as your ideas germinate.

Use a tool like Evernote to list your main ideas, and if you have an iPhone / Android phone, sync your ideas up to it. Second Step – 25 minutes of songwriting fun, you’ll require:

Time recorder of some sort (optional)

When you come back the next day it’s time to start writing. Set your timer for 25 minutes and have your recorder handy.

You want to pick one song idea and stick with it until you have completed the whole thing. Even if you are not finished and have to come back for another session.

Now you just let it all out, start to think of ideas and melodies, after a while you will hit upon something that makes sense; but you should never judge what you write at this point.

The aim is 25 minutes of jamming each day, as opposed to making a top song, as just by doing this that will take care of itself when you begin writing the body of the song.

The reason this works so well is because most people never spend any real amount of time actually focusing on a single tune.

The traditional songwriting methodologies of writng words and playing a tune then flitting to the next and throwing the previous away isn’t efficient, as you never finish anything.

Take the time to calm your mind, the first 5 minutes are the hardest, but once your mind is calm, then ideas will stream in.

The only rule is that you don’t stop recording for the whole 25 minutes and never stop coming up with ideas. You’re alone and nobody is going to laugh so it does not matter at all if what you come up with seems embarrassing because sometimes those rubbish ideas will spark off something magical.

To be honest a 25 minute focused session of songwriting should give you more than enough content to finish a song everyday once you get good at this.

With this process you could generate more songs in a couple of months than you have done in your whole career, it’s really amazing.

The Guidelines

Write with a stop watch. Finish at the end of 25 minutes even if you are writing a masterpiece (This will give you enthusiasm for tomorrow.) Don’t criticize what you’ve written, the chances are that 70% of it will be crap and you will edit it out, but there might also be 30% of magic. Don’t stop for the whole 25 minute period, if you run out of ideas just sing total gibberish and pretty soon your brain will kick in again and you will be back to inspiration. Don’t do research while you are writing. If you are talking about something that needs to be accurate just make up the “facts” and check anything out that you need to in the editing stage. Write fast and brain dump everything.

Step 3 – Editing: So now we refine our rough song to a masterpiece. The key is to leave what you record overnight and not force a song out right away, or you’ll risk burning out.

Use a word processor to record everything you come up with, or Google docs.

There will be a lot of different options for choruses, verses and lyrics to choose from, and also listen for half mumbled lyrics that you can rewrite and turn into something very profound.

Next you’ll need to group all your verses, choruses, beginnings, bridges and endings into groups (rewriting what you’re not entirely happy with). The perfect song comes not when you have more to add, but when nothing more can be taken away from the song. It’s much better to have a short, impactful song, rather than one that’s loose and muddled, said Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French writer (1900 – 1944).

Don’t obsess over this step, you need to get the song to a point where you can play it through; you can come back to it with a producer at a later date if need be. Step 4 – Tell The World This might be scary for some of you but the last step is to jump on YouTube and post up your new song.

Think of this as a way to document your improvements over time, and eventually it will be a very effective PR tool.

The other great reason to post your work is that it’s a good feedback mechanism to see what connects well with your audience.

You just need to make sure that you ignore any of the trolls that come on and say “Your hair looks weird” or that you “can’t sing”. This will happen because people find it funny to be stupid, but just let it roll, and realize that you are on a path to greatness because you have a great daily habit. (I know that sounds a little bit cheesy but it’s true.)

If you can create the song writing and posting habit every day your whole music life is going to change because now you walk the walk as a musician and are making progress. Producing a large volume of new work is going to be fun.

You’re career will eventually flourish because of this consistent practice, so begin as soon as you can.

Adam Price is new on the Australian country music scene & a Leukaemia survivor. His soulful voice is a combination of Alan Jackson & Australian country icon Adam Harvey. His songs are spirtual, inspirational & catchy new country songs. Learn more about Adam Price country music online at

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