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Category Archive for 'Singing/Songwriting'

If the number of cover versions is anything to go by, Hallelujah (The Shrek Song) is definitely one of the greatest guitar songs ever written.   Written by Lenoard Cohen, the song was first heard on his 1984 album, Various Positions.  To read more about the interesting background behind this song, check out this great article [...]

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Music has the power to reach deep within a person’s soul, and touch each individual in a different way. Because everyone around the world can relate in some way to music, it is known as the world’s universal language.
The love of music is within many people who would love to write their own songs, but [...]

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Have you ever wondered how the great songwriters of our time keep the ideas coming?  They seem to have an inexhaustible supply of great ideas that we connect with again and again.  How do they do that?  They must have gathered a good store of songwriting tips somewhere along the way, that’s for sure.
The best [...]

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Learning how to write a song properly is often regarded as something mysterious and difficult, something which needs an awful lot of training and talent to undertake.  However, many budding songwriters are surprised to find that there really isn’t a “wrong” or a “right” way to write songs. There are simply some ways to go [...]

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Are you more of a William Hung than a Kelly Clarkson? Or are you a decent singer—and wish you were a little better? Whatever your vocal skill, these tips for improving your singing voice are sure to get you singing and sounding much better.
I believe that singing is an inbuilt part of the human mind [...]

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Many budding songwriters have a problem with finishing songs.  It is a common complaint for songwriters to live amongst reams of paper and notes covered with half-started songs and lyrics.
Peter Edvinsson is a musician, composer and music teacher, and has written an excellent article which points out the reasons why completing songs is so important [...]

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There’s a certain amount of mystery surrounding “songwriting“. There’s no doubt that some people are naturally blessed with the ability to write songs, but it is also a skill that can be learned.
Once learned, there are quite a few avenues available to pursue a career in songwriting. Tony Jacowski has written a very interesting article [...]

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The Digital Songwriter

A whole new style of composing music and writing lyrics has arrived in the form of digital songwriting. By using hi tech home studio equipment and software, you can now record your music and lyrics at the same time as you actually write your songs.
In the Sixties and Seventies, the most any young songwriter could [...]

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How To Write A Hit Song

Writing a hit song can be a daunting project for the new songwriter. Assuming that he has mastered the initial technique of composing a lyric, melody, or both, there are still a few points that he should be acquainted with before he is ready to present his song to the publishers. Among the questions that [...]

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By Stan Swanson
Are you a songwriting prude? Do you sigh and shake your head when someone mentions “rhyming dictionaries”? Well, folks, I hate to break the news, but the information highway is plowing a great big road right through your creative process and perhaps it’s time to jump on board.
So if you have been hesitant [...]

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