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Posted By: Mr Red
13-Dec-15 - 08:33 AM
Thread Name: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Subject: RE: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Good songwriters are not automatically good delivers of their song.

Sometime a good interpreter of songs approaches it with convergent skills. Homing in on the one interpretation. Whereas a good songwriter behaves in a divergent way a lot, it makes it possible for songs to be formulated, rather than formulaic.

To get a good performance a lot of that divergence has to be switched off. But............

As GBS said. The Golden Rule is that there are no Golden Rules. It is just that GBS used his own maxim wisely!