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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 be a really great tool. It tells you when there’s danger to avoid and it keeps you humble. But sometimes, we can have fears around…

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9 Songwriting Tools To Help Maximize Your Time And Creativity _ SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady singer songwriter

9 Songwriting Tools To Help Maximize Your Time And Creativity

July 30, 2018

I want to bust a myth about songwriting. The length of the writing session doesn’t matter. It’s more about applying yourself and having the right songwriting tools. You can write killer songs in short, intentional songwriting sessions. Jimi Hendrix wrote “Little Wing,” one of his biggest songs, in 145 seconds.…

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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 practitioner of your art is a key skill that all creatives have to learn. Writing with it isn’t fun or without that lightening bolt of…

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Announcing ARIEL PETRIE: Winner of the June 2018 5 in 5 Song Challenge! • SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady singer songwriter

Congrats to the Winner of the June 5 in 5 Songwriting Contest, Ariel Petrie!

July 7, 2018

Congratulations to the winner from the June 2018 5 in 5 Song Challenge, miss Ariel Petrie! What are the prizes? The winner will receive: A digital copy of my book, The Beautiful Book of Songwriting Prompts A featured write up & interview on SongFancy (see winner Carly Escoto’s interview!) One free Song Feedback + Mini-Goal…

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5 Awesome Recordings Apps and Software for Beginning Songwriters • SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary singer songwriter

5 Awesome Recording Apps and Programs for Beginning Songwriters

July 2, 2018

This week’s post is written by guest poster, Sandra Larson, a writer with a passion for music. Sandra brings us some awesome apps for you to try out! If you are a beginner songwriter, you’re probably finding yourself in need of some really great software to record and organize your…

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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! In case you missed the first two parts, here they are: Part 1: A Solo Songwriter’s Introduction to Cowriting: The Benefits, and Why All Songwriters Should Cowrite Part 2: How to Find Cowriters when you Don’t Live in a…

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A Solo Songwriter’s Introduction to Cowriting_ How to Find Cowriters when you Don't Live in a Music City • SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary female singer songwriter

How to Find Cowriters when you Don’t Live in a Music City

June 11, 2018

This is part 2 in our 3-part mini-series all about cowriting! In case you missed the first part, here it is: Part 1: A Solo Songwriter’s Introduction to Cowriting: The Benefits, and Why All Songwriters Should Cowrite In part one, we talked about how cowriting helps a songwriter grow, and…

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A Solo Songwriter’s Introduction to Cowriting-The Benefits, and Why All Songwriters Should Cowrite-SongFancy

A Solo Songwriter’s Introduction to Cowriting: The Benefits, and Why All Songwriters Should Cowrite

May 21, 2018

Welcome to part one of our 3 part mini-series on cowriting! In this article, we’ll talk about exactly who cowriting is for, why it’s awesome, and what to expect before you dive into your first cowrite. In the coming articles, we’ll discuss how to find cowriters (especially if you don’t…

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're stuck on a lyric! From SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary singer songwriter

Mind Mapping for Exercise for Songwriting: Do This Every Time You’re Stuck on a Lyric

May 14, 2018

Who uses mind mapping? A mind map is a tool used by writers, project managers, marketers, and all sorts of people to brainstorm new ideas. It’s also a fabulous exercise for songwriters to visually produce new material for songs! What you’ll need: A notebook or a sheet of paper (one…

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7 ways to kick PROCRASTINATION in it's UGLY FACE. || SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter.

7 Ways to Kick Procrastination in its Ugly Face

May 7, 2018

Ugh, procrastination. Chances are, if you’re a creative person, you’re all too familiar with procrastination. Procrastination might feel like it works well in the short term but, but ultimately it sucks a lot of joy from your life. Giving in to procrastination can give you a reputation for being flaky or…

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