Expert Songwriters On How To Write A Song

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.

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This Is Why Genres Are Stupid

In an ideal world, I think genres shouldn’t exist. Here’s why…

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Did Blindness Make Ray Charles A Better Musician?

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?

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3 Songs That Help With The Winter Blues

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