Seven reasons you think you can’t write songs – Part 1 of 7
After he says, “…but all the good songs have already been written, I say.
“Not true my clever friend. A song happens at the intersection of a person’s life experience, current musical skills, intuition, and ability to focus. And each of those is constantly changing. Furthermore, no two people have the same life experiences, skills, intuition, and ability to focus. At the moment someone starts a song it’s guaranteed to be different from all other songs—as long as plagiarism isn’t involved.”
My clever friend added, “But just because it’s unique doesn’t mean it will be a good song. And do you really think the world needs another love song?”
“Do we have enough masterpieces, symphonies, sculptures, or works of literature? Songwriting is an artistic expression and everyone is entitled to do it. Kids make up songs spontaneously. Songs convey feelings that need more than written words alone to be felt.
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