Whether songwriting is your hobby, your full-time job, or anywhere in between, it can be tough to carve out enough time for your craft to actually progress when life gets busy. And when you do get a chance to finally sit down with your instrument or notebook without interruption, you want to ensure that you’re making the most of the precious songwriting time you have. The key is to incorporate it into your existing routine, and actually plan out your songwriting schedule and goals. Follow this guide, and you’ll be writing more songs in no time!
When a band’s original songs are homogenous, that’s on the songwriter. There’s a good chance the band’s main writer always writes on an instrument, and his or her songs are limited by that. Falling into ruts as a player will keep your songwriting stuck in those same ruts. Fortunately, there are simple practices you can establish to keep your ideas fresh and avoid becoming That Band.
As we songwriters all know, there’s no “wrong” way to write a song. But have you ever wondered how your songwriting process compares to that of the most renowned songwriters of the last 50 years? Read on to find out how Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, and more take songs from a spark of an idea to a full-blown work of art. Perhaps you’ll get inspired by one of their methods and try out a new approach to songwriting!