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Over the next few months we will be sharing with you the key moments when the songwriting greats broke through, and found their voice. We'll start with an appropriate place to begin - with some Bob Dylan songwriting ...

Bob Dylan

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This video is a little tongue in cheek, but it has an essence of truth in it - and it might just be the missing piece in your songwriting puzzle. Dave Grohl on how to write a 'hit'. Most white people dance to the ...

Dave Grohl

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Paul Simon was interviewed as part of the Melbourne Writer's Festival, and much of the conversation was about his songwriting process. He speaks intelligently and honestly about the problems he's had, and the answers to ...

Paul Simon

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This songwriting story comes from the recording of Beck's "Loser", of which only 500 copies were originally released, but later become Beck's breakout success. Early in his career, Colin Graybill (Beck) would often ...

Beck

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Kurt Cobain's songwriting technique - in many ways - seems an enigma. Both musically simple and lyrically complex, and taking both from previously unrelated sources such as mainstream and alternative punk rock, it formed ...

Kurt Cobain

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[caption id="attachment_15" align="alignnone" width="250" caption="George harrison Songwriting"][/caption] A small documentary on George Harrison's songwriting technique. If nothing else it reminds us about the theory ...

George Harrison

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I can hear a collective groan (perhaps it's internal) when mentioning Noel Gallagher - inane, meaningless lyrics, ripping off the Beatles when genuine experience would have been easier. But there is no doubt Oasis' Noel ...

Noel Gallagher

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Elliott Smith - perhaps the finest songwriter of his generation - shares with us his video tips for songwriting. An Elliot Smith songwriting technique combines equal parts lazing on the couch with being true to - and ...

Elliott Smith

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This first episode (part of a great 4 part series) outlines Led Zeppelin's songwriting technique, basically as an extreme form of sampling, whereby uncredited covers were passed off as its own. Elsewhere we have looked ...

Led Zeppelin

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One of the clearest and most honest descriptions of the songwriting process, from a (nervous) Paul Kelly, from Australia. Make sue to click through to Part 2 ...

Paul Kelly

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If you haven't discovered Reddit's We Are the Music Makers then you really should - it is a great place to get feedback, advice, and even exchange skills with folks from across the industry. Recently, a great thread ...

Reddit

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Lady Gaga's path to success has more in common with that of traditional singer/songwriters than we would, perhaps, realize. David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, Kurt Cobain's lab coats, even Elvis Presley's dyed black hair are ...

Tips For Success from Lady Gaga

The lyrics for this beautiful song are presented for songwriting research and education purposes only - and are just guesses anyway. The song has a great upbeat melody, emotionally believable 30-something vignettes, with a ...

Marry The Moon Tabs and Lyrics, Jason Morphew

Hooray For Tuesday - The Minders This tab is my own interpretation of the song, shown for educational purposes only. Hooray For Tuesday is a fantastic, Beatlesesque song, famously covered by Elliott Smith. It's easiest to ...

Hooray For Tuesday Tabs

Sorry Young George Harrison, this post has ...

Songwriting Guitar Tabs