5 Tips for Making Listening a Part of Your Daily Songwriting Routine

January 20, 2015

The Essential Secrets of Songwriting Blog

Daily listening is every bit as important to a songwriter as daily writing.


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Red headphonesIf you ever listen to interviews with top-level songwriters, you’ll probably notice how much they talk about the songwriters that have influenced them. The best songwriters can usually speak intelligently about the music that has guided their own personal style.

Good songwriting doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It’s the product of 1) a person’s talent, 2) their work ethic, and 3) their devotion to other good musician’s work.

Talent is a tricky word to define, because it can be hard to distinguish between natural ability on the one hand, and…

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