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How to write songs....

Discussion in 'Songs in the key of Gretsch' started by Rob Williams, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    There’s a lot in that book which can be put to use, but the main thing I took away was that you need a germ of an idea. The lame ideas I came up with in my earlier post are nothing to write home about, but Jimmy Webb could build a dozen songs from them and probably make one or two into a hit. I could write at least one song from each of those ideas, but their only use would be as a quick way of evacuating buildings. :)
  2. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Songwriting is a very personal thing.
    No set formula for anyone.
    I’ve been writing ever since i picked the guitar up as a 15 year old kid.
    I’ve never played in covers bands .. just never appealed to me.
    Sometimes writing is easy sometimes it’s not.
    I tend to scribble things down these days if a good line comes into my head so i don’t forget it..
  3. Les Pedals

    Les Pedals Electromatic

    Mar 29, 2017
    South Jersey
    A talented kid out in California once said that writing songs is like taking a shower, if you don't do it everyday you stink.
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