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12 Struggles Every Songwriter Knows To Be True

Music + Lyrics + Endless Frustration = Love. And with Skype, you can make some beautiful music at your next jam sesh (no matter where you are).

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1. Feeling like you need to know everything about music and the English language.


✓ Melody

✓ Harmony

✓ Theory

✓ Arranging

✓ Genre

✓ Performance

✓ Rhyme scheme

✓ Song form

✓ Lyrical prose

✓ Storytelling

✓ Character voice

✓ Tense

...basically, all the things.

2. Listening to the radio and thinking this:

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3. If you're pitching your songs to other artists, trying to embody that performer.

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What Would Kelly Clarkson Sing?

4. If you're a self-contained singer-songwriter, doing everything.

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5. Sometimes wishing your instrument of choice weren't so heavy.

🎹 = ⚓
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🎹 =

6. Having tons of alternate lyrics for a single verse.

Funny how changing one word fusses with your entire structure. 😭
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Funny how changing one word fusses with your entire structure. 😭

7. Everyone in your apartment loving you.

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8. Inspiration hitting when you're away from pen / paper / anything.

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9. Sometimes feeling that you're only able to write music when you're sad.

BuzzFeed Violet / Via you're sad about not being sad. 😞

10. THIS:

Beautiful day...time to spend it locked inside a windowless studio recording music. Goodbye sunshine, hello productivity

11. Realizing your 🎶 great melody 🎶 is from a Pitbull song.

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12. But working through it all. Because music is ❤️.

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Jamming sometime soon? Let Skype bring it all together!

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