Friday, 22 August 2014

Ticket 59: Turn A Technical Exercise Into A Song

Don't let your instrument practice or musical studies become isolated from your songwriting. Turn whatever you're working on into a riff, chord progression, groove or poetic form. There's no greater songwriting rutbuster than application.

Martha My Dear
While My Guitar Gently Weeps


Dust In The Wind (Kansas)
Sweet Child O Mine (Guns N' Roses)
Tears In The Rain (Joe Satriani)

See also

Ticket 4: Recycle Your 'O's
Ticket 9: Recycle Musical Cells
Ticket 12: Use Contrary Motion
Ticket 63: Write With The 'Other' Scale
Ticket 66: Write An 'Occasional' Song

See the full list of songwriting tips here - Tickets To Write

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