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How to Write Songs in 5 Steps or Less
Last year I took the February Album Writing Month (FAWM) challenge to write songs with a couple of friends. Within a few desparate weeks, we had recorded our first EP as 5% Savvy. We made a lot of good memories - evenings packing a wobbly electric drum set into a...
How to Start a Band
“How have you not started a band yet?” After twenty years as a musician and three as a creative lifestyle blogger, I’ve heard quite a few good reasons to start a band. Some of the best: Artists are people who make art; musicians are people who make music. The band...
How to Write a Song: Some Practical Advice
Accomplishing a creative challenge like writing 14 songs in 28 days doesn’t happen out of nothing. I’ve needed some advice and some inspiration over the last few weeks of February Album Writing Month. Here are three resources that taught me a lot about how to write...