It’s important when songwriting to know the parts of a song so you can piece it together properly, but these songwriting tips from the pros will definitely get you on your way.
I started writing Revolution three and a half years ago. I made a story outline and wrote songs into that skeleton. I either wrote some from scratch or modified some recent ones I had written to suit the story.
As part of a research initiative by the AHRC ResearchCentre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice, a collaboration between Cambridge and Oxford universities, researcher John Rink asked musicians about when inspiration most often struck them. He discovered that fairly mundane activities that didn’t involve playing their own instruments often led to new insight, knowledge, and means of expression
Ultimate Guide to Singing When great singers get set on stage something extraordinary happens: they don’t think about what they are singing; they actually become the song. I have seen this with all of the great singers I’ve worked with: Dame Shirley Bassey, Lionel Richie, The Bee Gees, Sir Elton John, Lady Gaga, and so many […]
A program created by songwriter Darden Smith, SongwritingWith:Soldiers is not music therapy, nor is it a songwriting workshop. It’s about listening and using music to let soldiers tell their stories, and even more importantly, make them feel heard.
From the wonderful theme songs and scores behind TV series like Sex and the City and Gimme a Break, to his anthems for ABC Sports, HBO, and ESPN, songwriter and musician Bob Christianson has left his indelible mark on modern culture.