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Posted By: Jim Carroll
13-Dec-15 - 10:44 AM
Thread Name: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Subject: RE: What makes a person a good songwriter?
As far as someone using folk styles is concerned, someone who can write from a personal perspective to create something that everybody can relate to - i-e make it their own - MacColl described it as being able to move from the specific to the general.
That is why folk songs remain relevant over centuries while many (most) pop songs have a life-span that is measured in months, even weeks, unless the music industry runs out of imagination and revives an oldie to keep the tills ringing
Jim Carroll