'How I Wrote...' paperback book

Songwriting publishes first ‘How I Wrote’ book

June 14, 2017 in News

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

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… Tags: , , ,

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… Tags: , , , ,

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… Tags: , , ,