Is great songwriting a goal for you? Hi, my name is John Cowell. I can't help it, but I'm a songwriter. Somehow we see the world differently than other people and have the urge to write about it.
I've accepted it now so I try improve each time I sit down to write. It took years to realize it's in my genes, veins, heart and head. I believe it's in you too! After all here you are at this website.
Want to win a free songwriting ebook? Ask a question about songwriting on my form at 21 Questions and you could win!
Learning the art of great songwriting is a process but with practice, practice, practice your writing will improve. So keep your songwriting eyes and ears open to everything around you. Every conversation, piece of news or emotion you feel can be the inspiration for your next song.
Using great songwriting software will help your songs or creative writing. Clicking on MasterWriter 2 will give you a $20 discount off the purchase price. Try out the free trial demo, I think you'll love it.
Do you want to learn....
The art of great song writing?
What great tunes have in common?
What song writer software is best?
How to touch others with your creations?
What mistakes to avoid?
Our goal is to help you....
Learn where to start.
Find resources to use.
Think like a songwriter.
Take little steps each day.
Write great songs.
Gives us the gift of an emotional journey.
Touches our mind and body.
Lifts us above our daily lives.
Stands the test of time.
Let's take the great songwriting journey together. I designed this website to make it easy for you to move between pages and find helpful information quickly. So keep on building your skills and keep on writing.
REO Songwriting Retreat is happening again this summer Aug 11 - 16 near Boston Bar in the mountains in southern British Columbia not far from Vancouver. Owner Bryan Fogelman has put together another great instructor line up for this incredible one of a kind songwriting and white water rafting opportunity. I've attended this workshop and can personally vouch for it. You've got to check this out REO SongWriting Retreat.
Here's an amazing music tour of Ireland with Chuck Brodsky, renowned American folksinger. Chuck knows all about great songwriting. Its 10 days of small group touring and Irish traditional music at night. Its for people who don't like tours. My wife and I took the tour in early Sept and had a terrific time. Chuck really knows how to take care of you.
I loved the 10 am starts so it allowed lots of time to sleep in after a night of listening to music. Chuck also gives you a private concert. The tour provides you lots of time to look around on your own as there were only a few laid on meals. The Irish tour host Chuck has teamed up with is Innisfree Tours and they are wonderful. Check out Chuck Brodsky's Irish Tours and see if one is right for you.
So do you want to promote your music to record companies, artists and publishers? TAXI (an A&R Company) can help your get your music to the right people and give you song critiques at the same time. Plus members get to go to TAXI's huge songwriter's four day convention called the TAXI RALLY in LA each Nov (for FREE, and for members only). Kara DioGuardi from American Idol did a Vocal & Performance Makeover session this year!
The TAXI RALLY has a huge lineup of top industry professionals and executives who give lectures and who even listen to your music. Sign up for TAXI here or call 1 800 458-2111 and tell them John Cowell referred you. I've been a member for many years. Membership is about $200 a year and great songwriting is worth every dime.
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Want to take part in a University of Herfordsire songwriting study about what effects on your well being that songwriting has? Check out Dr. Nick Trop's survey. There's a link on the survey site where you can go to his website for more information.
Here's a digital/video songwriting course you can try. The Ultimate Songwriting Handbook - its a Step-by-Step Guide to releasing your inner creative genius. It'll help you write that terrific song you've always wanted to write. Great songwriting is a skill you can learn.
Are you looking for something off the beaten track like Apocalyptica sheet-music? We try to provide a mix of services for you.
Do you have a comment to make about any area of songwriting? Please go to our Songwriting Discussion forum page where you can have your comments published on your own web page on this site. Try it out, its easy, its fun.
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If you have a web business dream, I encourage you to try to make it happen like I've done. There was a time I thought it wasn't possible for me to build a site like this. Its an incredible experience and a real thrill for me to have you and others visit the site.
There are many website building products out there to help you, some are better than others but none are perfect. So if you decide to get online, I wish you success and hope you have fun doing it. Here is my story of how I created this website with SBI.
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Take your songwriting, lyric writing, and poetry to a new level. I use MasterWriter to write all my songs and I love it. Buying from this site gives you a $20 discount off the purchase price.
Some of the top hit songwriters in the world use MasterWriter. Why not join David Foster, Gwen Stefani, Carole Bayer Sager, Kenneth Edmonds, Jimmy Webb, Rob Thomas, Jeffrey Steele, Kenny Loggins and many more who use MasterWriter?
You can also get a free download of a fully-functional 10-DAY trial of MasterWriter, with no obligation. Try it out and you'll see how special it is. The free trial is how I first tried it and I've never looked back.
Lyricist V3.0 might be all you want in lyric writing and chord charting. It provides Professional Quality Lyric Sheets as well as Chord Charts. Its also only $59.95.
Are you an aspiring or experienced songwriter or only want lyric sheets for your band, Lyricist helps you use your time to be creative. its called “The Songwriter’s Best Friend”.
It provides: Rhyming Dictionary, Chord Charting and Editing, Transposition, Chord Wizard, Rich text editor for writing lyrics and other features.