Posts by Sarah Spencer
The 5 in 5 Song Challenge is BACK, baby
Are you up for a songwriting challenge? Grab your seat here and come write 5 songs in 5 days with an amazing group of SongFancy writers. Next Challenge: December 12-16 Reserve your seat by signing up below: This challenge destroys 💥 writer’s block. This challenge will kickstart your inspiration and get you writing. Fast. You…Read More
Journaling for Songwriters: The Best Exercise for Beginning Songwriters
Journaling for songwriters is a game changer. I’m going to make a bold statement here: Journaling is the best way for all writers of any experience level to access authentic, unique, and abundant material for their music. Story time! I want to show you exactly why journaling is basically a songwriting cheat code by sharing…Read More
50 Best Songwriting Tips of 2022
Let’s be real, there are a TON of songwriting tips out there. And depending on where you visit, they’re mostly a mixed bag. With this list, I wanted to give you all of my best tips from 10 years as a working songwriter in Nashville. (If we haven’t met yet, hi, my name is Sarah…Read More
16 Tips for Stage Banter: Make Your Audience Fall In Love With You
Is stage banter something you try not to think about until you’re on stage? When you get on stage, you’re all about the music. You’ve practiced your songs, you know every word (without peeking at the lyrics), and you feel 100% your best with your eyes closed, letting the music take over. But talking? Eep.…Read More
How I Format All My Lyric Sheets
A well-organized song lyric sheet will make your life sooo much easier when you’re writing lyrics and sharing them. As a songwriter and a graphic designer, lyric sheets are my weird special cross-section of interests. Communication is key in a lyric sheet. When handing someone my lyrics, I want to make sure they can read…Read More
Getting the Most out of Song Prompts
Raise your hand if you’ve ever wanted to write but just didn’t have any idea what to write about. My hand is raised, and I’m thinking yours is, too! We all have days where we’re scratching our heads wondering, “What the heck should I write about?” Song prompts are wonderful little tools to help us…Read More
Come write your summer songs with us!
Are you up for a songwriting challenge? Grab your seat here and come write 5 songs in 5 days with an amazing group of SongFancy writers. Reserve your seat by signing up below: This challenge destroys 💥 writer’s block. This challenge will kickstart your inspiration and get you writing. Fast. You don’t have to come…Read More
Join the Spring 5 in 5 Song Challenge!
Challenge Dates: March 22-26, 2021 The 5 in 5 Song Challenge is happening again, from March 22-26, 2021. Come write 5 songs in 5 days and kick your inner critic out of the writing room, alongside an outstanding group of SongFancy songwriters. Recently featured on Grammy.com, the 5 in 5 is a speed songwriting challenge…Read More
Authenticity and Songwriting: It’s ok to be you.
Authenticity: A buzz word 🐝 or a necessity? What does it mean to be “authentic” and what the heck does it have to do with songwriting? You’ve probably heard this term a lot. (buzz, buzz) I wanted to bring it up today because being authentic was cool before it was cool to be authentic. And it…Read More
Best Songwriter Gifts in 2020: The Year of Home Recording
In SongFancy tradition, I’ll be sharing my big list of awesome gifts for songwriters and musicians, with a home recording theme. These are mostly products that I myself use, as well as a few well-loved items that the SongFancy community is digging. 2020 was the year we started learning about home recording. As the pandemic…Read More