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Posted By: The Sandman
13-Dec-15 - 01:06 PM
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."
Excellent.
Folk Style, the use of particular musical modes and the avoidance of others? possibly the ability to write convincingly in the third person or to switch from first to third person, not something associated often with popsongs, or am I wrong?