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Old 03-01-2021, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Earl49 View Post
I've only written a few songs, but a serious songwriter buddy of mine detailed his process. Start with a classic folk tune that you know. Re-write the lyrics. Then go back and change some chords, timing, time signature, etc to fit your new words. Bingo! He called it the "tyranny of the blank page" and that was his way to get over the hump.
That's an excellent exercise that I've seen folks use before.
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