Tools For Effective Songwriting (Part 3)

reading-257x300I’m currently doing a series on songwriting that focuses on the tools that help facilitate a lifestyle of inspiration, creativity, and craftsmanship.

Understanding the distinctions between these three ingredients can go a long way for any creative person no matter what the art form.

In my last post I focused on the tools necessary for capturing moments of inspiration. Here we’ll look at the oft-neglected discipline of research, and some practical things we can apply.

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Tools For Effective Songwriting (Part 2)


As I mentioned in my previous post, songwriting is made up of three important ingredients: inspiration, creativity, and craftsmanship. And if we were to break the science of songwriting down a little further I would say the following categories are vital to consider:

Capturing -methods used to keep your ideas and moments of inspiration from leaving you Researching -gathering and organizing good content Refining -the process of crafting and completing your song Archiving -having a useful system for organizing finished and unfinished songs.

In this post we’ll look at the first one and some tools that go along with it.

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Tools For Effective Songwriting (Part 1)


In this series, I’d like to share some thoughts on the process of songwriting. I also will mention some tools that writers should use during that process. Every creative person has a unique approach to what they do; however, there are some basic principles that we should all apply.

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