Not too long ago someone posted a tune for crits and grins to a public forum. With it they said…
“My dream is to hear one of my songs on the radio.”
The gracious self I is, offered some tried and true songwriting tips for this person’s lyric. Some pretty basic stuff really.
A re-write forthtook. Somehow though, none of the suggestions offered seemed to make it in the re-write. I really question the freebie feedback.
Don’t bother me none, t’ain’t my song. I did find it interesting though, the writer was concerned with positive remarks…
You know, be sugary sweet with the comments. I’m always kind, always find some good stuff to say about a tune, because there always is something good. But… I think I was too honest and not syrupy enough for them to listen.
I was more concerned with this writer improving the technique, than tipping the ‘at a boy scale. Perhaps more interested in their improvement than they were. Oh well.
You can really tell if someone is interested in becoming the best they can be by how much they practice the fundamentals.
Instead of looking for sticky sweet comments to reassure their insecurities.
I get it. I was there. Eons ago. Back when I needed verification I could write. But there was a difference.
I learned the fundamentals.
If I learned about rhyme pattern monotony, I’d look through my lyric just looking for that.
If I learned about forced rhymes, I ran through my next song once looking for rhyme pattern monotony, then again looking just for forced rhymes.
If I learned about rhyme sound monotony, I ran through my next song once just looking for rime pattern monotony, then again looking for forced rhymes, and then again looking for rhyme sound monotony.
See the pattern? A learning process similar to compound interest on your investment. Took lots of effort, but its well worth it.
Are you a writer looking to shake the sugar tree and ignore craft? Or are you anxious to get down to the bidniz of improving songwriting techniques and make them second nature?
No sugar tree shaking allowed here.
Choice is always yours. https://www.tunesmithtips.com/tunebooster/