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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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Learning who you are as a songwriter, and who you are as a singer, will shape who you are as a full artist. Learn how to figure out your singing voice and write songs that enhance it! | SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary female songwriter

How to Find Your Artistic Identity Through Your Singing and Songwriting Voices

May 29, 2017

Kelly Hoppenjans is an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. Today, she tells us how your songwriting and your singing all work to…

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Sick of the same old C, D, G and A? Mandy Rowden teaches you some quick tips on how to easily and quickly breathe new life into those old, worn out chords. Plus, the "key grip" thing? Life changing. | SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary female songwriter

How To Accessorize Basic Guitar Chords And Sound Like A Badass

May 22, 2017

Mandy Rowden (singer/songwriter and founder of Girl Guitar) guests on the blog today to show you how to spice up your guitar playing. She’s sharing some wonderful…

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Required reading for songwriters! The best songwriting books, books on creativity, and the music industry. | SongFancy.com

The Best Songwriting Books to Level Up Your Craft

November 30, 2016

These are the best songwriting books I’ve ever read. Plus a few more. Because most likely if you’re interested in songwriting, you’re definitely a creative,…

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Want a great writing experience each time you sit down? Start by establishing your very own songwriting pre-writing ritual. Songwriting tips! | SongFancy.com

The 3 Reasons Why You Need a Pre-Writing Ritual Before you Sit Down to Write

September 21, 2016

Do you have a coffee obsession like I do? Just thinking about coffee makes me begin to relax. I can feel my mind starting get…

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Songwriting tip! Here's how to write better, more meaningful lyrics using all five of our senses. Show, don't tell! | SongFancy.com

Writing for the Senses: Songwriting Tip for Memorable, Meaningful Lyrics

September 12, 2016

Songs have a beautiful capacity to take you places. When you hear a song that you used to listen to all the time, you suddenly…

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Some lyrics just have that magical quality. Learn how to write lyrics that fit into their melodies like a can in a koozie with this songwriting tip! Click to read! | SongFancy.com

Amazing Phrasing: How to Write Lyrics and Melodies that Fit Together Like a Glove

September 7, 2016

Hello Fanciers! Let’s talk about something magical. Ever notice how some songs seem to have this completely fluid quality about their lyrics? They sound almost…

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Feel like your worktapes are lacking some pizzazz because you're not a virtuoso guitarist? Here are some quick & easy ways to add sonic interest to your worktapes! | SongFancy.com

How to Record Better Worktapes When You’re Not an Amazing Guitar Player

September 1, 2016

Let’s face it, we’re not all Lindsay Ell. Sometimes our worktapes sound just marginally better than a five year old hammering away at chopsticks. Or,…

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