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How To Get Started With Songwriting-Page 6
Now that you have started songwriting and actually wrote some lyrics and music (that is: a song!!), you need to know that you were just practicing...The habit of sitting down to actually think about a subject, to look up words in rhyme dictionaries, to play the piano for just the right chord...etc. All this is just the habit of practicing; a songwriter develops a lot of other good habits too.
All these other habits are tools to help the songwriter collect the fruits of practicing. This means that practicing doesn't get you hit songs or hit ideas, instead it trains your brain to function better musically and to become more aware of "songwriting potential" in things occurring in your environment.
As you practice more, HIT IDEAS will suddenly come to you out of the blue!! Writing hit songs is more of an inspiration than organized thinking...You spend a lot of nights wearing your brains out writing melodies (that is practicing), and then while shopping for shoes an amazing melody starts echoing in your head: That's your hit song.
To keep these hit ideas from being forgotten and lost I developed some habits to help me keep track of every idea or thought no matter how trivial...
Habit One.Have a notebook with you at all times:
Habit Two.Have a digital recorder with you at all times:
Habit Three.Ask people what they think about your creations:
Habit Four.Keep your hit ideas organized:
Not every idea that you get is an inspirational moment, you will get a lot of "junk ideas". Still, never try to judge your ideas the same moment you get them; record every thing and keep track of every thing you think of. You can later review these ideas, save the good ones and throw away the bad ones (you can better keep them in a safe place too, every thing may come in handy!).
Hope I Helped Jump Start Your Songwriting
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