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A Singer's Guide to Songwriting: How to Start Writing Your Own Original Material | SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady singer songwriter

A Singer’s Guide to Songwriting: How to Start Writing Your Own Original Material

March 25, 2019

This one’s for all my singers in the SongFancy sphere who have been quietly reading along, wondering how the heck to get started writing their…

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How cliches are killing your songs | SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady singer songwriter

How Cliches are Killing Your Songs

December 18, 2018

We’ve heard this term probably a billion times – Cliche. Perhaps you’ve even gotten some feedback on a song and  were told that some of…

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Kick writers block out of the writing room. Join the 5 in 5 Song Challenge. _Presented by SongFancy

The 5 in 5 Song Challenge & Songwriting Contest is open for June 2018

April 23, 2018

Announcing: the next session of the 5 in 5 Song Challenge! Are you ready for our biggest and baddest 5/5 yet?  Grab your seat here…

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How to make your songs stronger with a re-write _SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady songwriter

How to Approach the Re-Write: Make your Songs Stronger with a Re-Write

April 9, 2018

So you wrote a first draft. Now what? You’re flying high after finishing your latest song. It’s awesome, you love it, you’re excited to bring…

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In the past, we bought albums for the experience of entering into a world that our favorite artist created. With an album, we consume the entire project in a linear fashion – from beginning to end. But with today’s social media-produced attention spans, an album is like a novel you only read on vacations.

Your Song is Not an Album

January 29, 2018

Jess Cates is a professional songwriter with over 100 songs recorded and over 15 million records sold. He’s also had songs placed in films and television. Though…

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All songwriters need perspective. Professional songwriter Jess Cates shows us how to gain it. | SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady songwriter.

Zoom Out From Your Songs

January 22, 2018

Jess Cates is a professional songwriter with over 100 songs recorded and over 15 million records sold. He’s also had songs placed in films and…

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Want to get majorly ahead in your songwriting? Try penning 30 songs in 30 days. Artist/songwriter Lesley Barth tells you how it rocked her world and how it will rock yours, too. | SongFancy songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady songwriter.

10 Reasons Why You Should Write 30 Songs in 30 Days

January 15, 2018

By now, you’re probably familiar with SongFancy’s 5 in 5 Song Challenge. Meet Lesley Barth – she participated in a 5 and 5 and decided…

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Here's how to fight the constant perfectionism, love your songs again, and see yourself as a serious songwriter (without being too serious all the time). | SongFancy.com | Songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter.

How to Take Yourself Seriously as a Songwriter, Without Being Too Serious

October 9, 2017

One of the major hurdles for creative people (songwriters, painters, authors, what have you) is we are often our own worst critics. One day, we…

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How Songwriting Prompts Make You a Better Songwriter | Songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter, SongFancy.com

5 Amazing Ways Songwriting Prompts Make you a Better Songwriter

September 25, 2017

If you’ve been around here long enough, you know we love us some songwriting prompts at SongFancy. Songwriting prompts are the heart and soul of…

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Need some inspiring new chord progressions to add to your repertoire? Click here to try these on for size | SongFancy.com Songwriting tips & inspiration for the contemporary lady songwriter

4 Quick and Dirty Chord Progressions for Songwriters

June 12, 2017

Starting a new song, but lacking in inspiring chord progressions? Try these on for size! Let’s run through some quick and dirty chord progressions you can use…

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