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Songwriting Strategies episode 5 – What to do with your half finished songs

What do you do when you get stuck with only half a song? Sometimes my songwriting gets me to the end of a fantastic verse, sometimes I have just a good chorus, just a good middle 8, or a good break, but nothing to join them too. If I look back through my files, my audio recordings and demos, I’ve got hundreds of musical snippets and half finished songs. I know other songwriters get themselves into the same predicament – hundreds of ideas that never go anywhere, that don’t relate to each other or any other idea you’ve had. half songs.

Well the solution that often works for me is simple. Paste them together. Take your unrelated musical and lyrical ideas, no matter how different and seemingly incompatible they are, and stitch them together.

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