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Posted By: Philbert Digby
12-Dec-15 - 07:37 PM
Thread Name: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Subject: RE: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Hi all,
I've been called a good songwriter by close friends and of course family,but they're nice peoples so they are ,but that's not to say they are not musically gifted themselves.

My approach is populist,but sometimes a song comes along I have written and I wonder where it came from.
I don't listen to much music usually,I tell myself my writing is original.
Of course,everything has been written before it gets to my mind,I dont know why or how I get inspired,but being stressed out is not a help.

I think that by writing about myself would bore the listener,is this a cowardly approach I ask myself oft .
Inspiration rarely comes without being .
I have tried collaborating with other writers and it usually doesn't work because they weren't able to see the same as I do.
I feel sometimes loneliness is a blessing in this world as it allows oneself to be removed from the process,so's to speak.

Sometimes a title is the catalyst to a melody,sometimes the cadence,flow,of words makes the melody.
Whoahh,this is hard to put into words.

Really appreciate all your input above though. I didn't read it all.My eyes hurting.

God B-more
Philbert