Saturday, October 20, 2007

Lyric and Songwriting Links

Lyrics in Songwriting Example: n/a
Songwriting Tools: Lyrics and Songwriting Links

Since I started this blog, I've been surfing the net looking for credible, well-informed songwriting and lyric websites to link to. Unfortunately I stumbled upon many sites that offered sub-par information and/or were just trying to make a quick sale. Luckily today, however, I came across some sites that offer some interesting and informative articles on songwriting -- particularly by Mary Dawson, Ken Hill and Paul Zollo. See links below.

Mary Dawson: Advice for the Independent Songwriter
http://www.musesmuse.com/marydawson.html

Articles by both Mary Dawson and Ken Hill
http://www.lyricalline.com/articles/index.html

Songwriting Tips: Ken Hill
http://www.lyricalline.com/articles/21songwritingtips.html

FAQs answered by Paul Zollo
http://www.lyricalline.com/songwriters/


Given the expertise and robustness of the above links, you may want to check out these books:

Songwriters On Songwriting: Revised And Expanded


How to Get Somewhere in the Music Business: From Nowhere with Nothing



5 comments:

  1. Annmarie

    I happened to be listening to a WNYC radio podcast which is perfect for your lyrics writing blog. It was John Schaeffer's Soundcheck, Sept. 25, with Herbie Hancock talking about his new album "River: The Joni Letters." They discussed Joni Mitchell's songwriting and it included Leonard Cohen's (spoken) version of Jungle Line

    http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/episodes/2007/09/25/segments/86078

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  2. Mind if I throw in a plug? I've been writing about lyric news since - gasp - 2001. I have a hard time believing it myself. That must ake me at least, uh, 12 years old. The thing is, thre is alwasy something to write about each week.

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  3. Thanks for the information. I have been writing for a long time, but I am relatively new to being a blogger.

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  4. yeh you have to digg hard these days to find real content especially regarding songwriting ...........
    I have seen so many people looking for '' songwriting '' software lol .......... I cannot for the life of me work out what they mean .......I think they mean that modern day elephants are able to leanr the art of songwriting thru installing a cd on their laptops lol silly me i must be getting old lol .......yehas I said there are some amazing sites but very few that offer true insight into the art of any art for that matter lol .....

    smiles ...... nice posting

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