Today, I would like to share with you some interesting songwriting quotes.
Personally I bought both books: “Songwriting For DUMMIES” and “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Songwriting“, but I have yet to write a hit song. I heard they say there are no rules in songwriting techniques.
Although there are some songwriting techniques or guidelines that one should follow. But then again, you can still break the guidelines and can still end up with a hit song.
Anyway, here are some of my favorite songwriting quotes.
“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul” – Plato
“Set your guitars and banjos on fire and before you write a song smoke a pack of whiskey and it’ll all take care of itself.” – Beck Hansen
“When you tune your guitar in a different way, it lends itself to a new way of looking at your songwriting.” – Sheryl Crow
“It’s always been a gift with me, hearing music the way I do. I don’t know where it comes from, it’s just there and I don’t question it.” – Miles Davis
“Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It’s something I don’t feel like I really control.” – Tracy Chapman
“Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.” – Ludwig van Beethoven
“I do more writing by myself than with anybody else. My best thing is sitting…around somewhere with a guitar, and having an idea. You never know where it’d come from. Songwriting is a God-given talent.” – Charlie Daniels
“I have a weird life because I live on songwriting royalties, which are a strange income. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it doesn’t.” – Joe Strummer
“Songwriting is the most terrifying thing to me, because you are really laying your heart out there.” – David Friedman
By the way, here is a post for those who like to learn how to write or compose a song.