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Here’s some of the topics what we will cover:

PURPOSEFUL SONGWRITING:

  • Getting Started - where do song babies come from?

  • Who (or what) am I writing for?

  • Personal Inspiration – but can I borrow some from you?

  • Staying in the Creative Stream – come on in…the water’s fine!

 

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SONG WRITING: (lessons from my writing travels)

  • My Go-To Song Writing Tools

  • Pitfalls I fell into…and how I climbed out

  • Stuck in the Mud: When a killer opening line leaves you stuck for a second verse.

  • Co-writing – how to write a beautiful song together…without killing each other!

 

BASIC SONG CONSTRUCTION:

  • Songwriting styles (there’s a bunch!)

  • Lyric, Hooks and Melodies – will they ever get along?

  • Meter and Rhyme Schemes (you gotta feed the meter!)

  • Which Comes First – the lyrics chicken or the melody egg?

  • Verses Versus Chorus

  • Stuck in the Mud: When a killer opening line leaves you stuck for a second verse.

  • The Bridge: Build a bridge and get over it…or burn it down!

  • Basic Commercial Song Structure

  • Writing for a target audience

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