Songwriting Resources

How to Find a Co-Writer

I am a huge advocate for co-writing, but it wasn’t that long ago when I was way too intimidated to ever think about writing songs with someone else. I was worried I would get too nervous to have anything to contribute, but mainly, I just didn’t know how to find co-writers. After a few years…

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Websites to Learn Theory and Ear Training for Free

Some songwriters can write songs without learning too much music theory or ear training. Personally, I’ve found that working on these skills have helped me in many ways. I can easily recognize the aspects of songs that I love and use them in my writing, especially when it comes to rhythms and chord progressions. Teoria…

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Great Blogs to Learn Songwriting

Songwriting blogs can be the perfect place to learn songwriting. They’re generally free and you might find new advice that hasn’t yet been covered in published books. There are many types of music blogs out there, but here is a list of ones that will be specifically helpful in learning songwriting (though few of these…

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What Are Song Sections?

Song sections can be confusing. Sometimes the terms can get mixed up (is it called a pre-chorus or a bridge?) or certain songs can work to free themselves of the definition of sections. Here is a guide to understanding song sections so you can use them effectively and break the rules as you like. Verse:…

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My 5 Favourite Books to Learn the Craft of Songwriting

My five favourite books to learn the craft of songwriting If you’re a reader like myself, you’ve probably noticed how many songwriting books are out there. There are also many types of songwriting books, ranging from instructive to anecdotal, and it can be overwhelming to figure out which books actually get to the meat of…

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