Which Comes First, Lyrics Or Music?

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It’s the age old question of songwriting: which comes first the music or the lyrics? On the surface this is purely a matter of preference. Clearly wonderful songs have been written from both angles. But if you dig a little deeper you discover the subtle nuances of each approach and how they can affect the… Read more »

Why Smart Songwriters Use Click Tracks

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Let me say up front that I want you to make a lot of great music this year. Not only that, but I want you to get more done in less time and have more fun doing it. That’s what this entire Songwriting Month is all about. So take a little tip from me: get… Read more »

Pick An Anchor For Your Songs

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What your next album or EP will sound like is largely influenced by the type of music you love and what has shaped you the most over the years. But that hodgepodge of musical styles and artists doesn’t always bring out a clear sound in your music. One simple way to ensure your next project… Read more »