How Constraints Can Make The Songwriting Process Easier | Songwriting Inspiration

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Start with just one chord, just one word, just one note. Set yourself really tight constraints when you start writing to spark something unique and avoid the dreaded blank page syndrome. In this weeks nugget of songwriting inspiration I talk about really constraining yourself in the songwriting process to make it easier to get started. […]

Can Covers Make You A Better Songwriter? – With Shawn William Clarke

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Covers are a great tool to improve your songwriting skills, as well as your skills as a performer. My guest on this episode is Shawn William Clarke, and we discuss covers and how they can be useful to songwriters. If you like the podcast, please subscribe, share and review on your podcast platform of choice. […]

What If I’m Not Motivated To Write? – Songwriting Inspiration

What if I'm not motivated to write? Songwriting Inspiration.

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Sometimes the motivation for creativity is just not there. No matter how much we try, we just can’t get started on the song, or whatever it is we want to create. And you know what? That’s fine. I give you permission to lack motivation! If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe, share and review. I […]

Creativity And Mental Health

Of Dog Poo and Depression

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Do artists need to suffer to be creative? Is depression making you a better songwriter or artist in general? Spoiler alert: It’s not. In this episode I get a little serious and a little personal, and talk about my struggles with depression and anxiety, and how dangerous and damaging the myth of the suffering artist […]

The Power of Random – Songwriting Inspiration

The Power of Random

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Sometimes when you’re stuck for ideas in your songwriting, a bit of randomness can spark real magic. In this weeks nugget of inspiration, I suggest using random generators to get you going when you’re trying to write music but can’t come up with anything. Click here for the ChordChord random chord genenerator. Click here for […]

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