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..."