In this week’s issue I share…
1) “Sheltering Oaks”: How One Song Led to an Album
2) My Wife Heidi’s 3 Tips for Getting into Gardening
3) On Songwriting: Being Scared Is Normal
In this week’s issue I…
1) answer a FAQ “How’s your hand? Can you play guitar again?
2) share a story about how I think the Court Report became a section of the newspaper, and
3) talk to my fellow songwriters about avoiding the awkward cowriting start.
Cowriting is a strange activity if you’ve never done it before. Especially with someone new. But here’s something that helps me ease into the write without it feeling too awkward. As you’re getting to know each other, keep track of words and phrases that stick out. Keep track of interesting topics. You don’t have to
Hi Aaron, When you have nothing to write about, where do you look for inspiration? Do you read true stories that have happened to other people and write about their story? Do you read books, watch movies, or cowrite with someone who actually has something to write about, etc.? Nathanael Such a good question, Nathanael.
Songwriting isn’t about theory. Many professional songwriters don’t even read music. I’m one of them. We often don’t know the names of the chords we’re playing on guitar or piano. What many of us do know, however, are numbers. Numbers are based on the shape or position you’re in rather than the key. They give