Acoustic troubadour Frank Turner's advice for songwriting successGet In A Writing Mindset
"I listen to a lot of music and I read a lot of poetry, but generally I think you should just keep your ears open for new sounds and new ideas."
Write On The Piano
"If you come up with a melody and a nice chord progression on a piano and take that back to a guitar, that‚Äôs a nice way of breaking out of habit and coming up with something fresh."
Strive For Greatness
"Always believe the next song will be the best you've ever written. Make yourself sit down and write loads of songs - even if you think they suck, finish them then start writing another. Sooner or later you'll figure out what you're good at and what direction you should be heading in."
With the bare-bones ideas for your song's parts captured, it's time to start adding the meat. Tempo, instrumentation and arrangement will radically shape the final product.