Christina Martin

Christina Martin’s 10 tips on songwriting, music and life!

March 22, 2018 in Features, Tips & Techniques

The Canadian singer-songwriter extols the virtues of daily routine, following your heart, journaling, wearing blinders, hiring musicians and saying ‘no’…

10 tips for good songwriting mental health

March 5, 2018 in Features, Tips & Techniques

The author of the book ‘Staying Sane In The Music Game’, Brett Leboff, shares some tactics for controlling your head…

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Five tips for successful music synchronisation

October 24, 2017 in Features, Tips & Techniques

With more songwriters turning to sync as a creative outlet, this music supervisor gives us a quintet of top tips…

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Five top things an A&R looks for in a songwriter

August 5, 2017 in Features, Tips & Techniques

The award-winning and multi-platinum John Dexter of A&R Lab reveals the key ingredients he looks for in a potential songwriter…

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Five recording tips for entering a songwriting contest

June 1, 2017 in Competitions, Tips & Techniques

Here are a handful of useful pointers to help you record your song and produce the best possible competition entry…

Songwriting goals for 2016

Three songwriting goals for 2016

February 11, 2016 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Stuck in a creative rut so far this year? James Linderman has some ideas to help you get out of…

Writing away from your instrument

August 12, 2014 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Struggling to come up with ideas? Sitting slaving over a hot piano isn’t necessarily the best solution, says Ken Chapple……

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The four mistakes that hold your songwriting back

December 7, 2013 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Ryan Buckner looks at some common mistakes made by songwriters, why they hold you back and how to avoid them…

Ten tips for the guitar-playing songwriter

August 18, 2013 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Berkleemusic Ambassador James Linderman offers up some advice for those who do the bulk of their songwriting on the guitar…

The Backbeat

How rhythm changes between verse and chorus

November 29, 2012 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Though it may seem to defy musical logic, chorus rhythms are usually longer than verse rhythms. Gary Ewer explains why……