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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 As spoken about at Wildwood Guitars. :) Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Admin Post
    Bingo!

    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

    Age:
    51
    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

    58
    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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