The Surprising Enemy Of Good Songwriting From 12tone YouTube. How not to right a song.
Writing good songs requires a lot of practice and experience, but if you don’t have that experience it can be hard to know what to practice. Fortunately, most new songwriters tend to make the same sorts of mistakes, especially if you’re willing to abstract away some of the details, so today I thought I’d offer some guidance in how to handle what is, I think, one of the most common mistakes of all: Trying to get too clever. It’s a really tempting trap, and all of us fall into it at one point or another in our development, but with a little attention to detail, it’s really not that hard to get past. You just have to realize you’re doing it first.12tone