Contrast, as defined in the dictionary, is: To set in opposition in order to show or emphasize differences. Black and white are two contrasting “shades” (they’re not colours!) and can be used as a visual way to describe contrast in songwriting. Image by clevercupcakes via Flickr
When you’re first writing [...]
As soon as we start using the word “rules”, a lot of songwriters coil in disgust at the thought of having to conform to anything. So actually, I wrote that title to grab your attention in a negative way, but at least I know I’ve probably got your attention :-).
I spend a lot of time surfing the web in search of websites for songwriters, usually because I’m looking for something to write about in my monthly column at the Muse’s Muse :-) (For anyone interested, the newsletters along with my articles are archived here).
Occasionally, people will ask to use [...]