If you’re serious about songwriting, you have to know who you’re writing for. Who is listening to your music? Knowing your audience will help set goals and give you a sense of direction while writing. While you may understand what you’re expressing in a song, ask yourself if your audience will. How will your listeners [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Soul’
To close or not to close: that is the question –says Mark DeLisser
Neil Sedaka takes us into the depths of the songwriting process.
This week we’re tackling the debate between artistic control and commercial success.
For many songwriters, the music and lyrics don’t come out at the same time. You may have amazing lyrics but no music, or powerful music but no words. When you have one piece of the puzzle don’t settle for a “so so” other half. When those lyrics are matched to the perfect music, it is [...]
Understand your music as if you wrote it yourself –says Mark De-Lisser
There’s drudgery and there’s magic – says Nik Kershaw
“We don’t need no education” packs a powerful lesson –says Greg Barker The other morning my kids were complaining about the school day ahead. This opened up the glorious privilege of introducing them to a part of Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall’: “We Don’t Need No Education. We Don’t Need No Thought Control…Hey, [...]
This week we’re looking at talent show auditions Programs such as the X-factor and American Idol will soon hit our screens worldwide with fresh, exciting new shows. Let’s imagine that you were going to be trying out – we’d like to hear about how you would ensure your talent show audition would stand out from [...]
This week we’d like to hear your suggestions for the closing song of the London 2012 Olympics. This summer the Olympic Games hit the city of London & so far the UK has done it in style. With an opening ceremony featuring performances from the likes of the Arctic Monkeys & Sir Paul McCartney and [...]