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How to create a writing schedule (for songwriters) _SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady songwriter

How to Create a Writing Schedule

April 30, 2018

The elephant in the room: LIFE. RESPONSIBILITIES. One of the biggest reasons people struggle to stick with songwriting is the fact that life is often gets in the way. We have all sorts of daily obligations, like obligations to our jobs, friends, and families. And of course, none of these…

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9 Tips for Beginning Songwriters

March 12, 2018

This post comes courtesy of Mella from MellaMusic and BrainStamp. Mella is a professional session singer and musician – she helps musicians complete their creative ideas by providing her voice to their song or project. She has a lot of great articles on voice and songwriting at her blog, so giver her…

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5 Super Practical Ways to Shake Off Songwriter’s Block

February 5, 2018

This weeks post comes from Jon Anderson. Jon is the founder of Two Story Melody, a fantastic songwriting blog that tells the stories and processes behind beautiful songs. He knows a thing or two about writing a great song, and how to find inspiration when you need it the most. Here are…

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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 television. Though he’s a songwriter by trade, Jess offers consulting services for other career-minded songwriters to help them level up. We’re so thrilled to have him offer his valuable advice right…

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5 tips for songwriters who can't quit their day jobs | on SongFancy, the contemporary songwriting blog

5 Tips for Songwriters Who Can’t Quit Their Day Jobs

December 25, 2017

Golda is an Americana singer/songwriter/bassist from Astoria, NYC. She’s graciously written this post specifically for SongFancy songwriters who are struggling to stay creative while working a day job. Her advice is the absolute best. Thanks for the post, Golda! To check out her music, social media and more, go to wwww.thatgolda.com. In…

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My favorite notebooks for songwriters, and how to use them. These make great Christmas gifts for the musicians and songwriters in your life! | SongFancy.com

My Favorite Notebooks for Songwriters

November 13, 2017

The way you write can affect what you write. What do I mean? For example, the way you write on a ukelele is going to be a lot different than the way you write on a guitar or piano. And depending on your familiarity with that instrument, it’s going to…

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

How Songwriting Prompts Make you a Better Songwriter

September 25, 2017

Prompts force you to think outside of your box Song writing prompts are built by people who are not yourself. Sounds obvious, but when you start a song from a place that is external to you, you’re forced to try new things. You will come up with some cool new ideas you never…

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Save up those Christmas songs, they could become classics. Here's why: | SongFancy.com

Feeling Festive? When to Write that Christmas Song or Holiday Song

December 21, 2016

It seems that every year, when the nights get longer and colder, when our living room is festooned with presents, ornaments, and glistening lights, I really really want to sit down and write Christmas songs. Another thing that compels me to write Christmas songs is that I feel like it’s…

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Songwriting Tip: Quick Exercise for Uncovering Interesting, Fresh Hooks

April 20, 2016

Great hooks are soooooo hard to come by. Finding an awesome concept for a new song is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Sometimes they just come to you and omg, it’s the best! Other times, you’re in a cowrite and it’s silent and you’re both just spinning…

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How to Get Critical Feedback on Your New Songs

September 1, 2015

Feedback. We know we need it. Although it’s easy to have mixed feelings: Our songs are precious little nuggets that we’re so proud of. Releasing them into the world and asking for criticism seems masochistic and unnecessary. But feedback is critical for 2 reasons: It makes you a better writer. If you want…

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