What makes the songs you know and love so powerful? Is it the melody or the beat, the verse or the chorus, the lyrics or the underlying message? One-Minute Weekly Songwriting Tips breaks down the secrets of great songwriters, using examples from today's top 10 Billboard hits. Every Friday, Cliff Goldmacher offers a short 1-minute tip that you can put into practice immediately. Don't wait to sit down and write! Get a weekly dose of songwriting inspiration and technical insights, ranging from techniques for writing better songs, getting past writing blocks, and collaborating with cowriters to making it in the music business.
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- Writing lyrics that are easy to sing
- Putting the message in the chorus
- Being productive at home
- Putting the hook at the end of the chorus
- Keeping rhyme schemes consistent
- Using repetition in melodies
- Making rough recordings
- Reading poetry for inspiration
- Writing at a regular time
- Taking a weekly writing assignment
- Cutting down a song's length