Thursday, April 23, 2009

The importance of songwriting

A friend forwarded me a link to the welcome address to freshman at the Boston Conservatory by Karl Paulnack. If you ever wonder why its so important to be a songwriter read this!

It talks about how music "has a way of finding the big, invisible pieces inside our hearts and soul and helping us figure out the position of things inside us." To help understand this, read the article.

I judge the success of my songs when it touches someone. I will always remember the faces of individuals that one of my songs impacted. Like when I received the comment "thanks for putting words to what I feeling" and "it made me feel as if I was there." I'll also remember the silent tears and the smile when there wasn't one before.

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At 11:37 AM, Anonymous LAuren said...

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At 11:47 AM, Blogger Jeffrey Side said...

I agree. Songs to me are the ultimate poems. Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell are better than many "serious poets", in my view. Songs can transport us emotionally in a way poetry can't. The connection between songs and poems is close, though. Here is a link to a series of interviews with songwriters, which picks up on important aspects of songs and poems. You may have heard of some of the songwriters involved:

At 6:33 PM, Blogger Dennis Hilario said...

i haven't thought about my purpose in writing songs and just now that i am reflecting about it.

At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your post and the link "welcome address to freshman at the Boston Conservatory by Karl Paulnack". I read the article attentively. I didn’t realize how much songwriting has an impact on our lives. Song writing is such a creative work and so important to so many people. On I found some song writing tips such as song structure, repetition, melody and rhythm. You can go through that link for additional information.


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