Do you have songs that you just can’t seem to finish? Maybe you have a great idea, but you just can’t seem to turn that initial burst of inspiration into a finished song. Or maybe your cool idea has started to feel boring, and you’re not sure what to do about it. Maybe you have a strong start, but you’ve just run out of things to say.
That’s really frustrating. It can leave you wondering, “Am I just not good enough to finish this song?” As unfinished songs start to pile up, you might wonder if you’re worthy of calling yourself a “songwriter” at all.
A song that’s 80% finished in your notebook is 0% finished to the rest of the world.
Music publishers, artists, and fans will NEVER hear the songs you don’t finish, no matter how great your ideas are. And what’s even worse, maybe the world WILL hear those same great ideas... but just written by other writers - writers who knew how to finish them!
If you want to make headway in the music business or just entertain your fans, you have to finish your best ideas. Simple as that. But just because it’s simple, doesn’t mean it’s easy.
Let me help. I’ve collected 20 techniques that my pro songwriting buddies and I use to finish our best ideas. The result is Finish Your Song! 20 Ways To Overcome Creative Roadblocks. These are strategies that PROS REALLY USE. I’ve used them, my cowriters have used them, and we’ve gotten good results.
For example, my first cut was the result of using the technique called “Let Your Title Write Your Song.” The song was “Monday Morning Church,” and it was a top 5 hit for Alan Jackson. That song got me into the music business and changed my life. My cowriters and I used the “Pull Out The Map” technique on a song called “Crickets,” and it became the title track of a hit Joe Nichols album. In another instance, the “Change Your Time Zone” technique took an idea that I wasn’t sure about and turned it into “Tough.” That song was recorded by Lonestar.
Obviously, I can’t promise you cuts or hits. But these techniques have worked time and again to help me finish songs and to write them as well as possible. After all, a finished song isn’t worth much if it isn’t great. The techniques in Finish Your Song! will help you get the most out of your ideas.
Finish Your Song! will help you:
*Finish your best ideas FASTER, freeing up more time to write your next songs.
*Finish your best ideas BETTER, helping you get the attention of fans, artists, cowriters, and music business contacts.
*Help you be a HERO to your cowriters. Then they’ll know who to call when they get THEIR best ideas!
Finish Your Song! 20 Ways To Overcome Creative Roadblocks is now available for immediate download- and all for only $15. That’s nothing compared to the value you’ll get from this ebook. If it helps you finish just one song, it’s well worth it. If it helps you finish a song like “Monday Morning Church,” it’s worth more than 20,000 times that $15 investment!
If you want to finish your songs better and faster, get Finish Your Song! today.
If you aren't completely satisfied with your purchase, I'll give you a full refund. No hassle, no risk. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (from the email you purchased with), let me know you'd like a refund, and I'll PayPal your refund to that email address. Simple.
Because I really believe that Finish Your Song! will help you grow as a songwriter, and I don't want you to miss out on this opportunity, I'm adding 2 FREE bonuses!
1) "The Best Of Man vs. Row 2013"
This collection gathers the most helpful and most timeless articles from my first year of blogging. These 20 articles contain some of my best thinking on songwriting and the music business, including:
“5 Reasons Songwriters Need To Know Why They Write”
“7 Things Every Lyricist Must Remember”
“6 Questions To Ask Before Pitching A Song”
“5 Things Songwriters Must Know To Go Pro”
“6 Ways Songwriters Can Stay Motivated”
“Man vs. Row’s Best of 2013” is for sale for $7 in the MvR Store, which is already priced way below the value you’ll get from it. (Think of it this way- if you were to hire me for a one-on-one coaching session to “pick my brain,” it would cost at least $150 for one hour. This collection might just answer a lot of those questions at a fraction of the price.) And now you can get this collection - FREE - along with your purchase of Finish Your Song.
2) "Hit Songwriting: How A Songwriting Coach Can Fast Track Your Success"
I've spent a couple hundred hours coaching songwriters, and some make the most of their time- turning the session into a stepping stone in their careers. I've also seen common mistakes that turn the session into (at best) a waste of time and (at worst) a step BACKWARD in that writer's career.
This ebook will reveal the do's and don'ts of a songwriting coaching session. You'll discover the mindsets and manners that will get the coach on YOUR side, giving you his or her very best. You'll also receive advice on what to do BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER your coaching session. Even more, I provide several valuable worksheets to actually take into your session and use afterwards.
You might pay anywhere from $50 to $300 for a songwriting coach's time. Why risk wasting that money when this free book can help you get the very best out of that time?
Don't miss out on the value of Finish Your Song. And don't miss out on the value of these two great bonus books!
I downloaded your Finish Your Song! book and decided to test drive it immediately. I chose to use your "Write 1000 Words" technique to help me finish a new song that I've been struggling with for a few weeks. What a great technique! You were right when you warned that writing 1000 words would be a bit of a stretch. It was! But it was totally worth it! I finished the song and, just like you said in the book, I created a lot of new phrases and titles for future songs out of that one exercise! Thanks so much for writing such a practical, cut-to-the-chase book!
-- Kate Schutt,
singer-songwriter, Grand Prize Winner in the Jazz Category of the John Lennon Songwriting Competition (2007) and ASCAP Plus Awards for Jazz (2006 through 2009) www.kateschutt.com
I think the course and the materials are both really helpful. I have absolutely started applying your concepts to my writing, and I do see a definite improvement. Your blog is also extremely informative, and I look forward to seeing it in my email everyday. You give straightforward practical advice, which is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for the guidance and encouragement!