Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Harry Chapin on Songwriting

David Schnittman on a songwriting workshop with Harry Chapin: "that was very interesting. I still remember the advice he gave about writing lyrics. Paraphrasing, he said: Once you got your lyric and you think you've got a great opening line, make that your SECOND line and (or verse) and put another one (even better) in front of that. Simple and elegant tool I thought..."


Blogger CCCCppppCCppp said...

It goes with this advice from Mark Doty about writing poetry: when you come up with a great ending for a poem, keep writing. You may be stopping in order to avoid something emotionally difficult.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 1:30:00 PM  
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