Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019 issue out now

August 12, 2019 in Features, News, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

Our new edition features Black Francis, Jamie Cullum, Gabriella Cilmi, Guy Chambers, Grant Nicholas, Jenna Andrews, Gretchen Peters and more…

DIM & AUG chords

Don’t diminish the use of diminished & augmented chords

December 4, 2018 in Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017, Tips & Techniques

Songwriting coach James Linderman advises on the best use of these lesser-known chords, and how they can ‘augment’ your song…

Songwriting Summer 2018

Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018 out now

July 6, 2018 in Features, News

Our latest edition features Chvrches, Graham Nash, Janis Ian, Travis, Ali Tamposi, Nizlopi, Roger Cook, Jamie Lawson and much more…

'How I Wrote...' paperback book

Songwriting publishes first ‘How I Wrote’ book

June 14, 2017 in How I Wrote, News

Origin stories of over 40 much-loved hits from the 60s to the present day, as told by the songwriters themselves…

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…

Harmonic quality of chords

Songwriting technique: Harmonic quality of chords

March 17, 2014 in Features, Tips & Techniques

First of a two-part article, in which Berklee Music’s James Linderman looks at chord quality and the moods they create…

Sheet music

Songwriting Tip: Your first idea might not be the best idea

May 7, 2013 in Features, Tips & Techniques

James Linderman explains why plan B might be better than plan A as you decide the best melodies and chords…