Songwriting Confidence Part 2 – Finding Your Voice

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Every artist needs to have a unique voice. A big part of the artist’s journey is to discover that voice. And that is a big part of making yourself a more confident songwriter. In this episode I talk about finding your voice. I’d love to hear what you think. If you enjoy it, please subscribe, […]

How To Stay Fresh Through “Ethical Borrowing” – Songwriting Inspiration

Ethical plagiarism

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Let’s say you have a deadline for a song and you’re stuck, or maybe you feel all your songs sound the same. This ninja trick to jump start the songwriting process involves ethically borrowing from other songs. Listen to this episode to learn how. If you like this show, please subscribe, comment, share, leave a […]

Songwriting Confidence Part 1 – Allowing Yourself To Fail

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Failure is scary but inevitable. Learning to embrace failure rather than run from it can be an extremely important lesson. In this episode I tell you a couple of stories and give you a few tricks to build your confidence as a songwriter and learn to be less afraid of failure. If you enjoy this […]

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 […]

Avoid These Songwriting Pitfalls – With Svavar Knútur

Svavar Knútur

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Don’t make the songwriting process any harder than it has to be. I’m joined by my great friend and fantastic singer-songwriter Svavar Knútur to discuss some common mistakes that songwriters make. If you make sure to avoid these pitfalls, you will make your life as a songwriter much easier. Make sure you click here to […]

How To Force Yourself To Write – Songwriting Inspiration

Why I don't write love songs for my wife

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This is the first in a series of small nuggets of inspiration that I plan on posting once per week. These will not replace the long form version of the podcast, but rather be a second, shorter episode each week, talking about a single little thing you can use to spark your creativity when writing […]

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