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FEM122 Songwriting Tips from Kevin Thomas of Songwriting Planet

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Kevin Thomas from Songwriting Planet stopped by to share some songwriting tips and different techniques he uses to improve his songs and the songs of his students.

Songwriting tips didn’t come naturally to Kevin Thomas. He started asking questions about systematic techniques to use while songwriting and eventually went to Berklee College of Music to learn more. Once he learned about song structure, he was able to create songs that were used in a number of placements. Realizing there was a need to teach about songwriting, Kevin created Songwriting Planet. Kevin is hosting a free workshop on November 15th where we will go into much greater detail with songwriting tips and techniques. Join us for 5 Simple Steps to Better Songwriting.

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How Kevin got started

  • Writing songs in his apartment
  • Asked questions about song structure
  • Has several music degrees
  • Found Songwriting Planet to teach about song structure

Songwriting Tips

  • 5 main components – Lyrics, melody, chords, song structure, arrangement
  • Change where phrases start in verse, chorus and pre-chorus
  • Change tempo – notes per beat
  • Write the rough draft of a song then spend time perfecting it
  • Lyrics should keep listeners interested and engaged

Common frustrations

  • Don’t know techniques to improve songs
  • Editing lyrics
  • How to change melodies
  • What chords to use

The world needs good songs and we would have more if people who were writing songs really perfected their craft. That’s why Kevin is hosting his free workshop, 5 Simple Steps to Better Songwriting. Learn songwriting tips and techniques to help you create songs that your listeners cannot get enough of. Wednesday, November 15th at 1pm and 8pm EST

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ABOUT HOST BREE NOBLE

Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists at www.wosradio.com. Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic

 

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