20 Tips on Songwriting

Every songwriter goes through times when the inspiration just seems to dry up, and the perspiration doesn't seem to be working. Debbie Poyser offers some guidance.

Jim Huish and his version of "The Cup Song"

Do you want to see how to get your band noticed? Our old friend Jim Huish did it with "The Cup Song" and a few guns. This video went viral on the Internet. Jim has over 3 million views of this song. Many have gone to see his band website . His singing is pitch perfect as well as his handling of his guns. This is how to get noticed.

Jason Howard

Here is Jason Howard at the Pavilion Coffee House playing a song about communication or the lack of communication with your spouse.
It is a jazzy piece he played for us at the Pavilion Coffee House. It was the highlight song of his set in my opinion.Jason is a really good guitar player and his vocals are strong and powerful.You will enjoy this song. It is titled:
"How Would I Know?"

Dwayna Litz

Here is the amazing Dwayna Litz singing " I Forgive You" off her new CD .
Dwayna sent me her new CD to review the music and let her know what I thought.
below is the review. You will see that I liked it quite a bit. This is a great collection of songs well worth the listening.

Nashville Ear Review
CD by Dwayna Litz
"I'm The Girl I Used To Know Again"

Kurt Fortmeyer

Each fall Nashville Ear awards the Best of the Best honor to the songwriter that we feel stood out with exceptional songwriting and performances. Please join us in congratulating this years award winner Kurt Fortmeyer for the year 2014. After you read about his success and listen to his songs you will no doubt agree it was well deserved.

Barbara Cloyd

Learn the best way to share your feelings through songs (it's not what you think).

David Foster's 10 Tips for Songwriters

David Foster's "10 Tips for Songwriters" from his speech upon accepting the BMI Icon Award.

James Taylor's Guitar Lessons.

Learning how to finger pick your songs adds a depth and quality that cannot be achieved with a flat pick.
I am not sure if you songwriters know about James Taylor's guitar lessons. They are all free
.He shows how he finger picks all his favorite songs.
I sure could have used this way back when... Here is "Fire and Rain"
He has many others that are just fantastic.
He also plays them in 50% slowness with a Webpro cam so you can catch all the licks easily.

5 Songwriting Tips You May Never Have Considered

Songwriting is a huge topic. There are no right or wrong ways to approach the subject, and there are an infinite number of ways to do so. However, many songwriters choose to approach songwriting in the same manner that they approached all of their previous songs with.

Barbara Cloyd

Here is veteran songwriter Barbara Cloyd from the Bluebird explaining how the "business side" of songwriting works. She is just full of good information and suggestions for the starting writer as well as good things to check for the veteran songwriter. Barbara discusses legal issues and royalties issues. Mechanical royalties are explained. Good information for everyone.