We can all get better at something. Whether you've been writing music for years, or you've just started singing lessons, becoming a great songwriter takes time. We all want to be better at our craft, so how do you do it? Here are 5 ways that you can improve as a songwriter.
By: Chelsea Davis Implementation Specialist / CSR MDIIO Have a positive attitude. Let's start with the most important point, having a positive attitude. You’re not going to see progress immediately, and you shouldn’t let that get you down. Getting better at anything takes time, and you’re going to have to be patient with yourself while you’re still learning. Set Realistic Goals. Set goals for yourself, but make sure they're realistic. Is there a note that's a little too high for you? A lyric you can't get right? Figure out what your goals are, write them down, and then create a plan to get there. It’s proven that you’re more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. So grab a pen and paper and write down your aspirations! Never Stop Learning. Some of the best advice I can give is to never stop learning. You should be challenging yourself everyday to learn something new. Continuous learning will not only keep your passion alive, but it will keep you motivated. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t pick something up right away, it takes a lot of pressure to create a diamond!
Take Breaks. Learning new things is important, but don’t forget to give yourself a break. If you practice too much, you’re going to burn out. So make sure to give your body and mind the rest it needs to keep performing at its best.
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Finally, write and create as much as you can. Becoming a good songwriter isn’t just about being good at your craft, it’s about being comfortable creating songs anytime, anywhere. Try collaborating with everyone that you can find! There’s no better feeling than writing something that you want to listen to!