Whenever someone uses the word “should” when talking about songwriting, ignore them. There are no “shoulds” or “should nots.”
Songwriting has one rule: there are no rules.
Instead, there are tips, suggestions, and learning from other songwriters whom you respect.
So here are seven songwriting tips from some of the most respected songwriters. All of these people have written numerous hit songs.
In an ideal world, I think genres shouldn’t exist. Here’s why…
Joshua Black is a 19-year-old musician with perfect pitch who happens to be blind.
And he’s in good company with other talented musicians who have some form of blindness: Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli.
Is this a pattern? Is it blindness that makes these people better musicians?
When my toddler is sad, we turn on music and witness an instant kid dance party.
It’s like a feel-good pill, or a shot of good-mood. (Skim through Google Scholar and you’ll see that scientists tend to agree).
So below are three songs to help with the Winter Blues.
Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You
Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes
Colonizing The Cosmos – The Phononauts