Do you know what you don’t know?
Even though it’s still hotter than blazes, pumpkin spice and Halloween stuff are everywhere. Must be time for back to school. What does this have to do with you and music? It’s a great reminder to brush up on stuff you need to get better, or to learn some new things that can help you move forward in your career.
For example: do you know the latest in songwriting trends? Might be time to pay attention so you can write your songs in a current and fresh way. How about production sounds? Same thing. The good news is an unlimited supply of information available for free! All you have to do is hit ‘search’.
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- Make a list of 3 things you want to improve, i.e. your lyric writing, your hook, your melodies, your guitar technique etc.
- Record your last 3 songs into your phone and play them back. Listen with an objective ear and ask yourself ‘what could I do to improve this song?’ ‘Is my rhyme scheme consistent?’ “Does the story have a beginning, a middle and an end?
- Make a list of your favorite current songs. What do you like about them? What stands out to you that makes them special? Do you have these elements in your songs?
- Do you know what’s happening in the music world, other than celebrity gossip? Google some articles about hit writers and producers. It makes for interesting reading and you ‘ll learn something you didn’t know before!
If the thought of figuring all this out is entirely overwhelming. We have some good news. You can check out our resource section. It’s jam packed with simple, easy to understand information about songwriting, bands and gigs in video course format. It simplies each subject into best practice and 21st century insider tips to help you be your best creative self. Whether you want a career or a hobby it WILL move you forward.
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