Should you be writing more songs?

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Should you be writing more songs?

There is plenty of support for this notion these days, if online groups such as FAWM (February Album Writing Month); the 50/90 Challenge (50 songs in 90 days); the Fearless Songwriter (a song every day for one week); and Real Women Real Songs (a song a week for a year) are any indication. And I’ve been involved in the face-to-face Jack Hardy Songwriter’s Exchange in New York City for many years, which is built around the notion of bringing in new work each week.

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The Importance of Songwriting “White Space”

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Last weekend, I spent a glorious few days at my tribal songwriting gathering, a music camp called SummerSongs.

Let me backtrack for a moment: Lately, I’ve been taking some guitar lessons (with a talented blues musician named Jon Shain, based in North Carolina) and have set a goal for myself to become a better player than I am right now. In addition, I’m hoping to open up the possibilities in terms of arranging my songs on solo acoustic guitar.

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