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Posted By: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
01-Jun-11 - 01:52 AM
Thread Name: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Subject: RE: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Let me add to what I just posted.

I know from the audience re-actions to a lot of the material I've written and performed, that usually there are a LOT of tears..not so much because the song is 'sad', but rather, it is beautiful..OR deals with emotions, that the audience identifies with, as something beautiful within them....and nobody else seems to touch that part of them. I find a very helpful hint, is to plainly address things that nobody else will even broach. Make it personal, but not 'preachy'. Be open, about what everybody else wants to hide! Define the abstract, and abstract the well defined! Use images that evoke the emotion that you feel, when seeing that image....There's more, but enough for now, unless someone is really interested.

None of this applies, if you are doing 'light' material..BUT if you want your music to impact deep and hard, and at the same time, shed light on those hidden places, you should do VERY well!...Oh, and do your homework!!