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Posted By: Arkie
17-Feb-07 - 09:50 AM
Thread Name: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Subject: RE: What makes a person a good songwriter?
In a conversation with a local songwriter he mentioned that he did not listen to other people's songs because he wrote his own.   I have not heard any of his songs but the songwriters I most enjoy do listen to other music and some of them have extensive repertoires of traditional music and good music of earlier times. I would say a good foundation is one of the essentials to good songwriting. Introspection is of minimal value and the ability to objectively evaluate what one has created is also valuable.