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Songwriting Diversification Tips

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
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Here are some ways you can improve your songwriting techniques through diversification.

5 Ways to Diversify Your Songwriting

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After a year(s) of songwriting, you may find that your songs aren’t feeling as fresh as they once did. Whether it’s the lyrics, the melodies or simply the chord progressions that you use, once your process begins to feel stale, you need to find a way to diversify your songwriting to keep your new music interesting.

Thankfully, the secret to a fresh, diversified sound doesn’t have to be an extreme music makeover. There are many simple tweaks that you can employ to your songwriting process that can give your songs the lively feel you’re looking for.

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Top 25 CCLI for March 2011

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

1 Our God
2 How Great Is Our God
3 Mighty To Save
4 Revelation Song
5 How He Loves
6 Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
7 Here I Am To Worship
8 Blessed Be Your Name
9 Everlasting God
10 Your Grace Is Enough
11 From The Inside Out
12 I Will Follow
13 Open The Eyes Of My Heart
14 In Christ Alone
15 The Heart Of Worship
16 You Are My King (Amazing Love)
17 Jesus Messiah
18 Holy Is The Lord
19 Hosanna
20 How Great Thou Art
21 The Stand
22 Shout To The Lord
23 You Never Let Go
24 Lead Me To The Cross
25 Beautiful One

Song: Little Tears

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Here is an instrumental song that I wanted to share with you. It features me on guitar. I hope you enjoy it.

 

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Copyright 2009 The Mediatunes Project
Written by John Pape Jr. and Steven Spalsbury

Song: I Will Call Out Your Name

Monday, October 26th, 2009

The great thing about Jesus is that he is faithful to us no matter what we do. All we need to do is call out His name and He hears us and responds to our requests. Even beyond that he is a true friend in times of need.

I Will Call Out Your Name

[verse]
Faithful and true are You my Lord.
Never ending is your love and devotion.
In times of trouble You are near,
Always ready with Your saving hand of grace.
And when I need someone I can trust,
Lord you are my strength and shield.

[chorus]
I will call out Your name when I need a friend.
I will call out Your name when I need a friend in my life.

[bridge]
I lift my hands
In praise to you Lord
For all that You have done.

[repeat chorus]

Words and Music by John Pape Jr
Copyright © 2003 The Mediatunes Project ASCAP
CCLI #Pending
All Rights Reserved
 

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Song: Cornerstone – Jesus is the Rock

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

“Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the “stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Acts 4:10-12

As it is written: “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”
Romans 9:33

Cornerstone - Jesus is the Rock

[VERSE]
True to the Word this Stone refused
by the builders was the Rock of Is-ra-el
So Don't pass by and ignore this Rock or
you will stumble trip and fall.

[CHORUS]
Cornerstone Cornerstone
Jesus is the Rock
Cornerstone Cornerstone
upon this Rock is love, sweet love.

[VERSE]
Be not ashamed don't run away
In your belief in the Rock of Israel
So don't pass by and ignore this Rock or
you will stumbe trip and fall

[BRIDGE]
Build on the Rock
Be firm in your faith
You will know the Lord
 

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Song: My First Love

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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Rev2:-4 (KJV) “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.”

God is absolutely wonderful. His Grace abounds! The thing to remember is he is faithful even when we are not. This song is directed toward the individual who has wandered off-track. Rather relying on the power available the them through God, they act on their own power. And the result of this action is disastrous. But eventually the believer must return to their first love or there will be serious consequences. This song is for the believer than needs a renew relationship with Jesus.

verse 1
Remember when that special day.
You took me in with open arms.
And at that time you promised me
That You would stay and never leave

chorus
Restore me, bring me back,
Return me to my first love
My first love, will never leave
My frist love, won't forsake me
My first love.

verse2
When I have gone and lost my way.
Trying to do things on my own
You are willing at any time
To take me in with open arms.

Words and Music by John Pape, Jr.
The Mediatunes Project (ASCAP) - Copyright © 2000
CCLI #3076978
 

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How To Write A Song People Will Love

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

by Richie Gilbert

If you really want to learn how to write a song, do what all great successful songwriters do: Study great songs!If you want to be a master songwriter, you should learn from the masters.

If you’ve been writing songs for a while, you most likely are doing something right. When you write regularly you get a feel for it. You develop an instinct for what is catchy, memorable and engaging.

But you can take it further than that.

Think of a craftsman, say, someone who is good with wood. He may have a natural ability to carve or construct things from wood. If he does it all the time he’s going to get really good at it.

Now, if that same person studied woodworking as an apprentice, imagine how much faster he will learn his craft. By studying with the masters, he will learn shortcuts and techniques that might take him years longer on his own.

Same with songwriting.

By studying the techniques of hit songwriters, you learn what works and what doesn’t. You learn how to write songs. That doesn’t mean you have to give up your natural style, or change who you are.

It simply means you learn better ways to present your unique ideas.

By studying song form you can learn to better express those ideas which are unique to you. You learn to build a better vehicle to take your song ideas where you want them to go.

So how do we study hit songs?

Listen to the radio!

Listen to the radio with a critical ear. Listen closely and ask yourself a series of questions:

  1. Why does this song appeal to me?
  2. What is it about the chorus that I find so irresistible?
  3. What emotion/s does the melody evoke?
  4. Why do the lyrics speak to me?

Keep on asking yourself these questions. Keep digging deeper for more answers. There can be many reasons why a song is so appealing. Find and analyse the reasons why it appeals to you.

And don’t underestimate the importance of rewriting. You’ll never know how good your songs can be if you always settle for the first draft.

That’s what all great songwriters have done and continue to do.

Learning to write great songs is an ongoing process. You never stop learning. So don’t ever think you’re done!

About the Author

I’m Richie Gilbert and I have been passionate about writing songs for many years. I also spend much time in my home recording studio, and am active in pitching my songs to music publishers. To learn more about the craft and business of songwriting,  please visit my website at http://www.inspired-songwriting-tips.com