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Essentialism for Songwriters: Why doing everything is a BAD idea | SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady singer songwriter

Essentialism for Songwriters: Why doing everything is a BAD idea

January 28, 2019

This week’s post comes to us courtesy of Louise Warren. I was sitting on the floor, reading Greg McKeown’s book, “Essentialism” when my mouth fell…

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6 Songwriting Tips for Finding Melodies in the Space Around You _ SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady singer songwriter

6 Songwriting Tips for Finding Melodies in the Space Around You

January 14, 2019

Life is busy and loud. Those of us who live in cities are constantly surrounded by the noise from cars, voices, music, HVACs, sirens and…

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13 Things Artists Pursuing a Music Career Need to Stop Doing | SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady singer songwriter

13 Things Artists Pursuing a Music Career Need to Stop Doing

December 24, 2018

There’s this voice in my head I call “Sassy-B”. Most of the time, what she says and thinks stays quietly in my noggin as it…

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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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How to Write to Songwriting Prompts | SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady singer songwriter

How to Write to Songwriting Prompts

December 10, 2018

Songwriting prompts are great tools for songwriters of all levels and backgrounds. If you’re stuck with writer’s block, out of ideas, or just need a…

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How to Sleigh your Christmas Cover Song Video | SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady singer songwriter

How to Sleigh your Christmas Cover Song Video: Gear, Performance, and Sharing

December 3, 2018

Christmas cover songs and holiday music is played everywhere this time of year. You can’t walk into a store without hearing Mariah Carey’s breathy vocals…

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Why you should share your music | SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady singer songwriter

Why You Should Share Your Music

September 6, 2018

Recognize your fear as a compass We’ve talked about this here before, but it’s worth mentioning again. Use your fear as a compass. Fear can…

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Building discipline? Hard! But spoiler alert: Discipline = growth = fun :)

How to Build Discipline as a Songwriter

July 23, 2018

Being a “creative” type and being “disciplined” in your art may not seem like two qualities that go hand in hand. But being a disciplined…

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Quality vs Quantity in Songwriting: Which is better? • SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady singer songwriter

Quality vs Quantity in Songwriting: Which is better?

July 9, 2018

Just like nature vs. nurture, the chicken vs. the egg, and all other great debates that came before it, songwriters have long wondered: “What is…

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All the Different Ways Songwriters Can Cowrite Together • SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary singer songwriter

Different Ways Songwriters Can Cowrite Together

June 25, 2018

This is part 3 in our 3-part mini-series all about cowriting! Here are all three articles in this series: Part 1: A Solo Songwriter’s Introduction…

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