I’m on the phone with a martial art instructor. He’s been practicing various martial arts for 37-years.
We were discussing a self-defense program he’s developed. This method is designed with very simple but effective techniques which allows any people group to use it… from kids to elderly to people with a disability.
He was explaining he just got done with training nurses in Sweden, because they were getting assaulted by patience coming in to get sewed up and stuff. Unbelievable ain’t it?
He was saying these techniques are so simple, yet effective, a 92-yer old lady put him in a wrist lock in one of his training classes.
The old lady said, “You’re putting me on right?”
The instructor said, “No I’m’ not thank you very much. “Excuse me while I go get a wrist brace.”
He put ME in an ear joint lock when he said that. Got my attention pinned because I saw exactly how this is transferrable to songwriting.
When a 92-year old lady can put a 37-year veteran of martial arts in a wrist brace, that really brings the point of the importance of learning the foundation of things, and not just slap stuff out and say I done wrote a song.
I’m still monitoring a songwriting forum out there.
There’s definitely a sense by some writers… quantity beats quality. Not so my Tunie, not so.
If you write one song with forced rhymes, then take those techniques and write three songs a day, a quantity mentality, you just write 21-songs a week with forced rhymes.
And what’s the saying, practice makes perfect? So if you practice forced rhymes, you’ll get really good at it. Or whatever bad songwriting habit you are too lazy to correct or learn about.
Well, not YOU per se, TuneBooster subscribers would never do that.
I’m not talkin’ ‘bout just the simple stuff like forced rimes either. That’s peanuts even though it’s completely ignored by people helping people on these forums out there.
One of the most common songwriting mistakes being practiced out there are yawner lines. Lines written as common as mosquitos pricking your arm on a summer evening after a fresh rain. So why do people write them?
Who cares, as long as you don’t. And don’t trust those well intentioned forum people to catch it, they prob’ly won’t.
Find out how to not practice boring lines which gloss over a listener’s attention coming up in May’s TuneBooster. Meanwhile April’s is up on the member’s area… for now. https://www.tunesmithtips.com/newsletter/