Tips For Songwriters

Q. Who should ask questions here?A. Anybody who wants to. Even though this is “Tips for Young Songwriters,” the answers can get pretty sophisticated. I figure anyone who’s been writing songs for less than 100 years is a young songwriter. But since I work with elementary students on songwriting, I try to make my answers…

Writing Meaningful Songs

In a moment I will refer you to an older post called “What to Write About.” I give some excellent suggestions there (if I do say so myself) about how to generate ideas. These will work for anyone, old or young, and I won’t repeat them here, so please do go read them, but first……

Starting a Song On a Given Topic

Start With a Title If You Can Writing a song is much easier when you already know the title. A good song title will:   Tell you what the song is about Sound really cool when you repeat it out loud Suggest an attitude or emotion Sometimes a good title jumps out at you from…