A simple songwriting website that could be useful.

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What comes up #1 when you type “songwriting” into Google? A website called Easy Song Writing. My initial thought when looking at the site was that it was beginners drivel. However, it’s always the simplest reminders of the writing experience that gets me to shut the browser and open the sequencer. I really crave making music. I can’t go more than a week without writing something. A loop usually won’t feed my addiction. I’m happiest when I can shoot out a beginning, middle and end. Anyway, I thought I’d mention Easy Song Writing because some of the articles got me in the mood. Here’s an example of a few of the articles they have online:

Learn the very basics of writing a song. click here
21 tips to avoid the pitfalls that could stop your song from reaching the top 10. click here
This is how one songwriter writes his songs. click here
Do you know how to write a catchy melody? click here

Somewhat interesting (or not?) is the fact this site is from South Africa and they sell something although I can’t quite figure out what it is. Time to hit some keys…

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Related post: 10 ways to get back on track in the recording studio.

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on April 9, 2009 at 4:58 am, filed under song writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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5 Responses to “A simple songwriting website that could be useful.”

  1. Richter says:

    Interesting.
    Althought i don’t understand articles such “how one songwriter write his songs”…
    There’s not a way you can learn in my opinion.
    Ispiration just comes and you write.At least for me.

    I will be the happiest when i can put into a track of mine what Wagner used to call “the endless melody” (hope in english is correct).

  2. Nik says:

    Thanks for the shot in the arm, Chester!

    Another very yummy destination on a songwright’s hit list would be Berklee Music Blogs: http://www.berkleemusicblogs.com/

    PS Guys, following discussions on your posts would be much easier & fun if you install the free “Subscribe To Comments” plugin.

  3. Brian Kelley says:

    This is an interesting site that I will likely link to from my songwriting podcast http://Rufmix.com – which is by the way looking for songwriters to add some of their thoughts and insights to.

  4. KCLau says:

    Writing music used to be a lonely activity when done alone in my bedroom. Sometimes, it is fun to collaborate with other musician to come up with co-written songs.

    Now with the leverage of Internet, collaboration has never been easier without leaving the bedroom.

  5. djembe drums says:

    Great blog, keeping me from working

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