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Grammy Award Winner Jordan Reynolds and 7 other award-winning songwriters reveal their methods and show you the secrets to becoming a stronger songwriter.
Grammy Award Winner co-writer of “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
Jordan Reynolds has left his mark on the music scene in Nashville, blending classic Country and soulful Pop. In addition to his Grammy Award Winning contributions to “10,000 Hours” he’s scored multiple #1 songs like “Tequila” (2019 AMC Awards Song of the Year) and “Speechless” by Dan + Shay and co-wrote “God Only Knows” by For King & Country.
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You’ve got an idea of what refrain in music is, but it’s still a bit fuzzy. If you’re new to songwriting, you’ll quickly find out the whole process can be downright puzzling. There are countless different methods to making catchy originals, each with its own confusing roadmap. Even with conventional song structures, there’s a litany […]
Earning cash from writing songs and composing music is the dream, right? However, pivoting from balancing a day job and playing music on the side to a full-on music career is not an easy undertaking. Most songwriters hedge their bets on getting a demo recorded and submitting it to a label. While this is an […]
Preventing repetitive strain is almost as important as practicing. It starts with the calluses you wear as a badge of honor shortly after learning to play guitar. But now, years later, you’re starting to feel that sharp pain in your wrist or the dull ache of your knuckles and it’s not quite as fun. Practice […]
If you write songs, sooner or later, you’ll have to record a demo. The phone in your pocket is good enough to help you remember what you’ve come up with. But sooner or later, you’ll want to share your finished songs with family, friends, and fans — as well as other musicians and industry people. […]
Have you ever heard the latest, greatest pop hit and thought, “I wish I would have written that!” It’s understandable. Pop songs are catchy, they’re fun, and listeners can’t get enough of them. Your favorite pop songs might seem to flow effortlessly, but what most listeners don’t see is all the work goes on behind […]
Songwriters are always looking for new ways to make their music more interesting and engaging. One of the best ways to do that is by adding a key change. Why? Because changing keys in a song really makes an impact! They’re a great way to boost your song’s energy. They’re also a wake-up call to […]
Not all professional songwriters play an instrument, but most do. You may be a lyricist who collaborates with musicians during the writing process, or you may write to tracks. And that’s great. Still, I always encourage songwriters to learn at least one instrument. Not only will it make you a more valuable collaborator, but it’s […]
Whether you want to improve your craft, find inspiration, or search for technical information, you can’t go wrong with blogs about songwriting and music. Many of the best have been around for years, growing into virtual treasure troves of songwriting gold. Blogs give you a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips — articles that educate, […]
If you want to write memorable songs, and especially radio hits, you owe it to yourself to learn the art of writing strong song bridges. A well-written bridge is the icing on the cake of your verses and choruses, and a great one can take your song to a whole new level. On one hand, […]
Most music fans understand what a chorus of a song is intuitively. That’s true even if they’ve never studied music. After all, when you ask someone to sing a song for you, the first thing they’ll often do is belt out the chorus. But as songwriters, we have to dive a little deeper. If you […]