Tips & Techniques


Songwriting tips, techniques and ideas

Here you’ll find technical guidance, creative ideas, advice and top tips from well-known artists, experienced professionals and qualified tutors, to help you become a better songwriter. We’ll also include studio production techniques to guide you through the process of recording your own demo tracks, and explore the opportunities to promote your music.

Ed Bell's The Song Foundry

30/04/2018

Skype songwriting coaching with Ed Bell

Take your skills to the next level, one-on-one, with the professional songwriter, educator and author of ‘The Art Of Songwriting’…

Principles Of Modern Songwriting

29/03/2018

Principles Of Modern Songwriting

Experienced session guitarist Jake Gakovik takes us through the basic elements of song craft: form, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm…

Find Your Truth In Other People's Songs

29/03/2018

Find Your Truth In Other People’s Songs

Welsh singer-songwriter Judith Owen explains how learning to perform cover versions can help you discover what really matters to you…

How To Come Up With 100 New Song Ideas

29/03/2018

How To Come Up With 100 New Song Ideas

Author of ‘The Art Of Songwriting’ Ed Bell suggests how to decide what to write about and become more prolific…

Christina Martin

22/03/2018

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

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

05/03/2018

10 tips for good songwriting mental health

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

Katie Melua

10/12/2017

Katie Melua’s 10 top songwriting tips

The Georgian-British singer and songwriter shares her advice on lyric writing, the creative process and studious approach to making music…

music synchronisation

24/10/2017

Five tips for successful music synchronisation

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

musician

05/08/2017

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

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

black microphone recording

01/06/2017

Five recording tips for entering a songwriting contest

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

Piano keys

19/03/2017

10 tips for getting started as a songwriter

ACM’s Ivor Novello-winning songwriting tutor goes back to basics with advice for anyone wanting to get their creative juices flowing…

05/11/2016

Songwriting tips: The introverted songwriter’s guide to co-writing

We get five practical nuggets of advice for the less outgoing of songwriters out there, from SongwriterLink’s founder Lisa Occhino…

The Secrets Of Writing A Catchy Memorable Hook

28/09/2016

Want to write a catchy, memorable hook?

This upcoming 90-minute webinar, presented by SongwriterLink in partnership with Songwriting Magazine, sees author Friedemann Findeisen sharing his hook-writing tips…

Songwriting – capturing song ideas

12/09/2016

Songwriting tips: Five ways to capture song ideas

During our interviews, we asked five top songwriters how they capture those magical snippets of melodies, phrases and song titles.…

Songwriting goals for 2016

11/02/2016

Three songwriting goals for 2016

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

Girl in a field songwriting

17/11/2015

How to maintain the stream of songwriting ideas

Being prolifically creative can be challenging for any songwriter. Here Mylène Besançon offers some tips for keeping the juices flowing…

Shure Vocal Mastery

11/11/2015

Vocal Mastery: Performance & Recording

Erika Footman and Steven Wilkinson present two workshops from Shure’s recent Vocal Mastery series offering tips for vocalists and singer-songwriters…

Guitar close up

22/10/2015

Songwriting technique: Tension and release

Guitar tutor Jack Jennings takes us through the definition, application and theory behind the unresolved element and its contrasting resolution…

10/03/2015

Jane Taylor: Finding your lyrics

Struggling with writing your lyrics? Award-winning UK singer-songwriter Jane Taylor shares some useful ideas for getting the creative juices flowing…

An insider's guide to sync

02/01/2015

An insider’s guide to music synchronisation

Creating music for ‘sync’ has become an increasingly important option for songwriters. We asked an industry expert how it works.…

 


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2 thoughts on “Tips & Techniques

  1. Hello, I am a song writer and have written many tunes over the years, and I was wondering how I would get one of my songs to a well known artist to sing. Theses songs are fully master by the Les Paul Family and they just sit in my drawer, year after year. If you have any ideas, please let me know. I do a lot of children’s tunes also. http://www.gardenoftomorrowproductions.com. Thank you for your time.

  2. Rob Burns says:

    Hi,
    I have started to write song lyrics but cannot play any instruments. I ave written lots lyrics but do not know how to submit them to artists, i wonder if you can advise me.

    Kind regards

    Rob Burns

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