Writing songs? Here’s 10 tips to help you self-critique

I write songs as a hobby, usually concentrated in the colder months of winter.  I recently hit this link at BMI which is a pretty concise list of ways to effectively self-critique songwriting.  These tips can apply to any kind of song, including music intended for personal or collective worship.  In fact, for some of the tips, it’s even more important to concentrate on these points – such as tip #3 “Are your lyrics singable?”.  With songs that are meant to be sung collectively, this one tip is very important and for whatever reason, seems to be getting laid aside with some trends in modern worship music.  If the goal is to have the collected souls in a space bring an act of worship to God, driven through lyrics, then having singable lyrics should be central to that goal.


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