May 5, 2006
The pain of songwriting
Just bought a copy of Tunesmith by Jimmy Webb. I've only just started it, but on page 2 he's discussing the difference between amateurs and professionals, and how amateurs fail to appreciate the amout of work needed to write a really good song:
"... songwriting is hell on earth. If it isn't, then you're doing it wrong."
Great stuff - so true and sooo unappreciated. This book was recommended to me by my supervisor, Steve Dillon, who teaches songwriting at QUT. He says it's the only book you ever need to read on songwriting, so I'm reading it. So far so good.Posted by Hughie at May 5, 2006 10:05 AM