Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a songwriter? Maybe you have and idea that you think would be a hit but don’t know where to start. Or maybe you are an accomplished composer or songwriter interested in learning how other songwriters work. Perhaps you just love the creative process. Whatever your interest, I am glad you found your way here.
I have been composing music of all styles for over 30 years. This blog will discuss what I do when I write and why, what worked and what didn’t, and what lessons I learned along the way. My hope is that it may help other aspiring songwriters in some way.
Well written music can make us feel joy, inflame our passions, help us see truths and give us a voice where we think we have none. But writing isn’t easy – it requires having something to say, the ability to connect to other people, and the craft to bring your work to life. It is also a business, and a hard one to break into. We will cover all of those topics and more.
Finally, before we dive in – as you read please post comments about what you have read or how your experience differs from mine. Sharing is caring!
- Post #1 – What will I write about
- Post #2 – Writing Lyrics, my process from 10,000 feet
- Post #3 – Writing ‘Whiskey Road’ pt. 1
- Post #4 – Writing ‘Whiskey Road’ pt. 2
- Post #5 – Writing ‘Whiskey Road’ pt .3
- Post #6 – The Ideas Folder
- Post #7 – What, no Bridge!
- Post #8 – When old white men write rap lyrics
2 thoughts on “A Songwriter’s Journey”
I enjoyed reading your blog and listening to your wonderful music today. I’m so proud of you and your accomplishments.
I look forward to your future posts.
Blast from the past! Your music in Search for the King was so good, it inspired me to become a composer back when I was 12. Thanks Russell!