“Allow time for a discovery period at the beginning of a co-write”
You rarely see a song these days with just one writer. Especially in Christian music and the world of corporate worship. In Episode 72, John goes in depth into the process of co-writing, what it looks like in Nashville, and how you can use it to write better songs.
“Don’t go into a writing room empty-handed. Walk in with at least 6-10 ideas of what you hope to write”
There are several things that are important to know before going into a writing room with others. You have to realize that, just like relationships, there are going to be writers that you just “click” with, and others that you don’t. It’s more of a process of becoming self-aware to realize what type of writer you are, and the group dynamics of the co-write.
“Take turns sharing ideas and starting on the one that feels most agreeable”
If you’ve been struggling to write songs on your own, we strongly urge you to start co-writing. Community is a part of our DNA here at NCS and we know that in order to write better songs, we need each other for feedback and collaboration.
How to get involved
- Join the Successful Christian Songwriters Group on Facebook and continue the discussion! https://www.facebook.com/groups/SuccessfulChristianSongwriters/
- Check out all of the resources for you to become the songwriter you were meant to be at www.nashvillechristiansongwriters.com
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