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A Guide to Songwriting (1)
This lesson is intended as a guide for beginners by an intermediate guitarist to help in the process of songwriting. I hope this is of some help!
We all learn to play the guitar by listening to the sounds of our favourite artists - how many hours have you spent struggling with the fingering to Clapton's "Tears In Heaven"? However, you can also learn a great deal about music by writing your own songs, and gain huge satisfaction from performing them!
So who the hell am I to tell you how to write a song? Well, nobody can tell you how to write - think of me as an adviser, somebody who is passing on his own experiences to make the world a better place. I used to write poetry, until I decided to learn to play the guitar, and so my skills turned to music. The two mediums have much in common, and on the next few pages, I'll give you some tips that should help you find some inspiration and get scribbling!