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Old 01-19-2021, 07:38 AM
catdaddy catdaddy is offline
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As someone who has been writing songs for over 50 years, I've found that by improving my playing by learning, perfecting and incorporating different styles and techniques (strumming, flat picking, fingerstyle, etc) has led to greater freedom and creativity in my writing. By becoming a better guitarist, I've become a better songwriter.

I should mention that personally I like having the ability to write in many different genres. Other songwriters may prefer to focus on just one. I would suggest following your musical interests and try to become the best guitarist you can by working on those things that you are drawn to as a musician. By doing that you'll be assured of maintaining your interest, and putting in the time and effort to improve will come most easily.

AKA 'Screamin' Tooth Parker'

You can listen to Walt's award winning songs with his acoustic band The Porch Pickers @ the Dixie Moon album or rock out electrically with Rock 'n' Roll Reliquary

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