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Songwriting mistakes – your mama may still love you but you’ll lose your audience

When I teach songwriting classes, I tell students that if they’re rhyming “fire” with “desire” that they should leave. That joke always gets a giggle. As someone who’s taught songwriting and also judged song contests, I’ve heard this rhyme too … Continue reading

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Ten tips for song contest entries

I recently judged a song contest and while most of the entries were good, there were a few that left me scratching my head. Here are some guidelines for anyone entering a contest: 1. Put the vocals high in the … 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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