Laying the Foundation

Laying the Foundation

If you are anything like me, you are afraid of being the one hit wonder, the flash in the pan, the overnight success and then thrown to the curb.

If you want to have a life long career in songwriting you need to have an approach that is foundational to who you are and why you are writing.

Here are some tips to help you address the foundation of your songwriting.

What's the Big Idea?

What's the Big Idea?

Hey!  What’s the Big Idea?! 

Before one ounce of sweat is poured into a lyric 

Before one fragment of a dream is crafted into a melody 

You must ask yourself:  What’s the big idea? 

So many GOOD writers choose a catchy phrase or a profound statement that they read in a book or heard second hand in a conversation and they bet all of their money on that one line. Here are some tips to go from a GOOD to GREAT writer.