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Three Essential Elements of Great Christian Songwriting

Ever wondered what makes a Christian song great? Why do some songs break out of the pack and rush to the front of the line to win the race? Are there secrets the great songwriters use to make their songs stand out? Absolutely! The best songwriters know what it takes to

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How DO You Write a Great Christian Song?

Truth is, the “one hit wonder” exists in every musical genre. It’s always fun when a show on television showcases the groups and artists from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s who only managed to have but one lonely hit (think Vangelis and Chariots of Fire). For a few of these one

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Three Ways to Stay Inspired as a Christian Songwriter

It sounds counter-intuitive to say that Christian songwriters need ways to stay inspired. I mean, we have Jesus, the Creator of all that is, living inside us – why would we need anything more? But it’s true. Despite a bonafide relationship with Jesus, Christian songwriters are like everyone else –

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Build a Pro Songwriter’s Toolkit – Part 2

Every successful songwriter depends on a proven list of tools to keep their writing on track. These tools are a blend of philosophical, practical, and even technical principles that enable them to self-edit and make sure their songs are the best they can be long before they play them for

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Building a Pro Songwriter’s Toolkit – Part 1

Do you ever wonder how the “pros” write great songs time after time, hit after hit, year after year? Do you wish you knew the tips and tricks they use when they sit down to write and how they know when they’ve got a winner? Now you can build your

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Do you feel like time is just slipping away? Do you ever slide between the sheets at bedtime and wonder where the day went, often with a nagging sense that you didn’t accomplish all you wish you had, or wondered if what you did all day had any lasting significance?

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Do Your Songs Sing?

Writing great hooks and lyrics are useless without a great melody to carry them. Like the hand in the glove, or the wind in the sails, a lyric needs a melody to be animated and come to life in a singable way for people to enjoy it. Maybe in another

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Why Should I Pay for Song Coaching?

One of the most common questions aspiring Christian songwriters ask is, “Why should I pay for song coaching? Doesn’t God just give me my songs?” Here are a few thoughts to consider if you want to excel as a Christian songwriter. ARE YOU CALLED TO WRITE AT A HIGHER LEVEL?

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New Year, New Songwriting

Take action now to make sure that 2024 is your breakthrough songwriting year! Have you ever heard that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results? That’s the way a lot of Christian songwriters get frustrated and even quit–they just don’t have the insight

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Writing from Your Personal Testimony

I came to Christ out of a broken childhood people now call “dysfunctional.” But, for us, it was just life in the turbulent 1960’s and ‘70’s. We didn’t know someone would eventually give a special name to what we were living through, but somehow Jesus intervened in my life. I

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Writing from the Word

One of the first Christian worship songs I remember being written directly out of the Word is Karen Lafferty’s “Seek Ye First.” It’s a classic song that’s known around the world and it’s still being sung by millions of people today. But writing from the Word of God is nothing

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Writing from a Rich Inner Life

One of the most common myths about Christian songwriting is that, if you just learn enough tips, tricks, and hacks, you can somehow bypass the hard work of learning how to craft powerful songs people will love. I believe that tips and tricks are no substitute for having a rich

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Many Christian Songwriters Think This (But They’re Wrong)

Many Christian songwriters think that if they’re proclaiming truth in their songs that everyone should like them…. but that’s not always true. People won’t love your songs just because you love Jesus. People won’t love your songs just because you quote the Bible. People won’t love your songs just because you

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