Category: Songwriting Lessons

Free Songwriting Lessons: Songs from Nothing

Songwriting Challenge: Songs from Nothing Required Equipment: Guitar (or another instrument you can play) Any recording device Required Skills: Be able to play two notes Description:  Songs from Nothing is one of the easiest ways to start writing a song right…

Unlocking Open Strings in Your Playing

  Today’s lesson is a guest post from Joel Cornell of Joel’s Guitar Lessons, a fellow Bay Area (Oakland) teacher who specializes in rock and metal guitar. If you like this lesson, head to his website and download a free copy of…

15 Ways to Write a Song (Part 3)

And now, the final installment of songwriting ideas. Click here for #1-5. Click here for #6-10. Here are #11-15: 11. Collaborate: I’d venture the majority of well-known songs have been written by more than one person. Collaborating is excellent because as…

15 Ways to Write a Song (Part 2)

Another exciting installment of songwriting ideas. Click here for #1-5. Here are #6-10: 6. Try a new instrument or tuning: Just as with playing a new style or genre, playing a new instrument forces you to change things up. I…

15 Ways to Write a Song (Part 1)

One of the top songwriting questions is: Where do you start? Do you begin with a feeling? With lyrics? With music? In reality, there are dozens of ways to write a song, and while many songwriters have one preferred method,…