Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Rock Songwriter's Deck: 52 Ways to Write a Song

Later today I will introduce The Rock Songwriter's Deck: 52 Ways to Write a Song. Watch for one new songwriting method each week for an entire year.

If you thought there was only way to write a song, get ready to open your eyes and expand your thinking. There are many different ways to approach the task of songwriting, and if you've tried only a few of them, you might be needlessly limiting your creativity.

To present these songwriting methods in a truly random order, I shuffled a real live deck of cards. Oh, and this deck of cards happened to have two jokers in it, so along the way you'll get two bonus methods for a total of 54.

If you have time to devote to songwriting practice, I invite you to try out each new method each week. It's likely that some of these methods will work out better than others for you, but in any case you'll end up with a pile of new songs and plenty of fresh insight into your songwriting process.

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