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How to Crush Writers Block In 100 Days

14 Lessons

About this course

There is a saying in mathematics: the distance between zero and one is infinite. I would add the difference between a blank page and words on a page is infinite. The difference the stop button and the record button is infinite. It's not the middle part that's the hard part it's the getting started. This course is for anyone who is having trouble creating momentum with their songwriting. 

Course Structure

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Getting Set Up

The daily exercises in this workshop are meant to be something you can fit into 10-30 minutes a day using minimal tech setup.

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Week 1: Diarrhea of the Pen

A creative writing exercise I learned from my high school creative writing teacher. This'll get the juices flowin'! Pun intended.

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Week 2: Create A/B Melodies

Start with something simple and repeatable. Iterate until it turns into something you like.

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Week 3: Sensory Writing

Master writing using only sensory language.

 

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Week 4: Melody Hidden in Words

Find the melody inherent in every day speech.

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Week 6: XAXA Rhyming with Melody

Write the lyrics in 10 minutes. Melody 10 minutes. Or just set your timer for 20 minutes.

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Week 7: Melody Chords and Groove

This week we combine melody, chords and groove.

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Week 8: Jump to the Heart of the Story

Skip the superfuluous details. Dive right into the action.

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Week 9: Melody Shapes

Practice visualizing melodies on paper and diagraming song sections. What shapes are overused, which ones are missing?

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Week 10: 6 Photos

Find deeper meaning in ordinary objects.

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Week 11: Write a Chorus

Either grab chords from another song on ultimate guitar chords, or Use generic chords.

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Week 12: Smash Two Songs Together

Find two different songs. Smash them into one.

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