Category Archives: songwriting

Smart resolutions for musicians and soon-to-be musicians

Mastering a Hendrix solo by the end of January probably isn’t a realistic goal, unless you’re Clapton. However, there are lots of smart resolutions you can make. Learn to play Did Santa bring you a new instrument? After you kiss … Continue reading

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Scrambled eggs is a lousy song title; part two

Last week I told you about McCartney and how his first lyrics to “Yesterday” were “Scrambled eggs …” and then I wrote about the stories behind some of my songs. Here’s part two. I was a radio DJ at KXCI … Continue reading

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Scrambled eggs is a lousy song title; stories behind my songs

People are always interested to learn the stories behind their favorite songs. When Paul McCartney started “Yesterday” he didn’t have any lyrics so he sang “Scrambled eggs, da da da da da da scrambled eggs.”  I’m not as famous as … Continue reading

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Three steps to writing better songs

Recently I attended an open mike where folks did their original songs. From the guy who stared at the floor and mumbled disjointed lyrics to the woman who sang a kick-ass blues tune about a messy break up, I heard … Continue reading

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Seven Steps to Winning a Song Contest

Some think song contests are bogus but heck, if they offer prizes you want or get you into that venue you’ve wanted to play, then they’re worth their weight in Dolly Parton CDs. For three years, I was the director … Continue reading

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