Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
closet-folkie Songwriting (74* d) RE: Songwriting 01 Mar 06

I usually don't worry about subject matter. I start with phrases that I like the sound of and string a few together. Those that don't seem to fit get kicked out and usually a basic theme will emerge from the wreckage. If I get stuck with it, I'll often put it away and forget about it.
Sometimes( and these are my favourites) I'll be picking through piles of ideas in my notebook or on sticky notes and find a long abandoned snippet that miraculously seems to fit another half-finished song I'm working on; a lovely happy accident. Then, of course, it's time to polish it and trim it down. As John Shuttleworth would say "Hone your lyrics!"

Steve Robinson

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.