Here’s How to Enhance Your Songwriting Process in 5 Steps

Whether you’re new to writing songs, or have been at it for a long while, there is always an opportunity to optimize your process.

To figure this out, it helps to identify what your particular songwriting process is currently, and what you need to do to enhance it.

This is great little article outlining 5 simple and straight-forward ways to enhance your songwriting process.


Source: Here’s How to Enhance Your Songwriting Process in 5 Steps – Soundfly

How active listening will make you a better songwriter

How can you accomplish this? Through active listening – a process of deciphering what you hear, learning from it, and incorporating that technique into your own songwriting style in order to achieve a similar effect.

I’ve always believed that active listening whether it be for musical ideas or lyrical ideas is one of the necessary skills a songwriter must have to further their craft.


Source: How active listening will make you a better songwriter | Bandzoogle Blog

The Writing Better Songs Checklist

Here are some ways to judge whether you are writing “better” commercial songs. No one of these measures alone determines “writing better,” but putting all of them together gives you a pretty good sense of your progress:

There are 7 points in this “better songwriting checklist” and all of them ask pertinent questions about your songwriting process. Well worth a read.


Source: The Writing Better Songs Checklist – SongTown on Songwriting

Being Your Own Best Critic

If you’re like most songwriters out there, you’re probably dealing a lot with your “inner critic.” That term simply refers to your tendency to be your own toughest judge.

So how do you assess your songs without also feeling negative or defeated even before you’ve got your song written?

This is a very well written and straight to the point article on how your inner critic can become your best friend.


Source: Being Your Own Best Critic | The Essential Secrets of Songwriting