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Grammy Award Winner Jordan Reynolds reveals the proven methods to dive deeper into your music and write better songs.
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.
From the blog:
If you’re a songwriter, you’ve probably written at least one love song. Love’s something we all can relate to, regardless our age, gender, experience, or life situation. And love songs are popular. People have been writing and listening to love songs for thousands of years. That’s not likely to change anytime soon. People love love. […]
If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably wondering how to become a songwriter — and actually make a living writing songs. Maybe you’re wondering if it’s a realistic goal, or if you even have what it takes to succeed, so let me set your mind at ease. First, if you’re already writing songs, either for […]
To be a songwriter, you need a bit of talent. There’s no doubt about that. But, you should never worry about not having enough talent. Writing a good song mostly depends on skill — and skill is something that can be learned and practiced. That’s why you’ll often hear me stress the need to write […]
Music is powerful, and humans are hard-wired for song. Part of how we connect with music is through the song structure. We recognize and remember music that has familiar patterns — including rhythms and rhymes and a definable beginning, middle, and end. And as songwriters, if we’re doing our jobs right, our songs will be […]
So you’ve decided you love songwriting. Maybe you’re wondering how much do songwriters make, and if you can really make a living doing it. After all, it’s a tough business. And it’s not all that clear how the top songwriters became successful. Do they have something you don’t? Can you make your own success with […]
Are you thinking about setting up your own home recording studio? After all, it doesn’t cost much to write a song. The creative process is nearly free. All you need is a bit of inspiration, some time, an instrument, and a notebook or phone to record your ideas. But if you’re serious about making money […]
It’s not hard to notice a wrong note or clunky chord when you play one (even if you’re a beginner). What you might not know yet is why certain things sound bad. Your challenge as a songwriter is making a song sound great without being boring or formulaic. With every song, ask yourself: How do […]
Whether you’ve got “writer’s block” or you’re just having a hard time feeling inspired, sometimes all you need is a few songwriting prompts to push in the right direction. Coming up with a great concept is crucial to writing a great song. Sometimes prompts can be extremely helpful in coming up with good songwriting ideas. […]
If you’re new to songwriting, it can be tough to know where to start when considering how to write a song. You might jot down or record some ideas but then leave them unfinished, sitting in a notebook or app, where they stay for weeks or months simply because you’re not sure what to do […]