Saturday, June 9, 2012

Coaching Songwriters

I was back in Ohio last week connecting with family, playing a few concerts and speaking at the church I grew up in. During my time there two friends of mine asked if I'd help them with their songwriting. This is strange -- it keeps happening to me, so I'm starting to pay attention to it.

I had good 2-3 hour sessions with each of them and they both made good progress in their craft, getting past writer's block, charting a course, etc. It was helpful for me too in that helping someone else move forward is making me clarify some of my own practices and approaches that have helped me consistently finish songs over two decades.

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