Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Things to do before you write

Go for a long walk in the woods and get your mind, body and spirit all walking together-
all having the same conversation.

Breath. Sometimes it helps to pretend you are a Deer.

Empty your head of cobwebs and cliches. Look up at the sky.

Forget about the song you were going to write and be open to the one that will come out of nowhere.

Find a really great tree to stare at for awhile. Watch it move in the breeze. Listen

Save the dishes for the 2nd verse, you’ll need them, but do clear off your desk.

Get a good strong cup of coffee and shut the phone ringer off.

Sit in a different room, look out a different window.

If nothing comes out for awhile, I highly recommend going to youtube and listening to “Pink Moon” by Nick Drake.

If you are in the middle of the song and stuck and getting slap-happy, I recommend anything by Van Morrison.

Remember; your perspective, your voice, and your uniqueness is the greatest gift to give the world.
No one sees it, touches it or tastes like you

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

To my students

Hello fellow Songwriters!

This past year has been quite a journey and I just want to say that I have enjoyed every minute of working with you.

I have been trying to find a way to unite us all. So I started this Blog for us!

I will be posting songwriting advice, thoughts for the day, inner ramblings and maybe even songs.

As soon as I figure out how to, I am hoping that if you want to, you can upload a song for quick reviews or  just share songs you have written. Or not! Ha.

Basically, this will be a Blog all about songs!

I hope you find this helpful. Cheers, Sally