Songs Don’t Have to be Written From the Front End

September 13, 2014

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Gary EwerWritten by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website.“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” E-book Bundle
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musical bits and piecesWhen the fun of songwriting is replaced with frustration, it can make you wonder why you ever got involved in music in the first place. Songwriting is supposed to be a way to express your innermost thoughts and feelings, but for many it becomes aggravation. One way to cure negativity is to remind yourself: songs don’t have to be written in order. Try the “bits & pieces” approach.

These days I spend far more time composing instrumental and choral music than I do music in the pop genre, and the bits & pieces approach is a normal, typical way of writing. Songwriters could learn an important lesson from the writers of music from…

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