Here's episode 14 of The Hexagon: A Podcast For Singer-Songwriters. It's a podcast about 6 aspects of being a singer-songwriter today (songwriting, performing, recording, business, growth, and life). This month, Drew Kohl and I sit down for a talk...we discuss some of the following, and a lot more.
- Writes first thing in the morning…sometimes random, stream of consciousness.
Important to write every day, waiting for inspiration limits output.
- Ratio is 1 of 10 songs written are good…so daily practice gets to good songs more often.
- Sometimes write as quickly as possible (doesn’t even have to make sense) — to shake writer’s block.
30 “Solid Gold” Chord Progressions from American Songwriter Magazine:
- Drew learns new chords from learning to play new covers.
Uses https://evernote.com/ to organize catalog and song ideas. Keeps things organized by genre, project, etc.
Drew mentions recording here:
- Focus on making good content, audience and opportunity will come??
- Follow strategies of people at a realistic level, people whose career you respect
- You gotta find a good reason to write songs—outside of external validation
Jesse mentions “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert:
Songs of Drew's featured in the episode:
New Rain - from New Rain EP
Who's Gonna Take You Home? - from New Rain EP
Someone To Let You Down - from Sweetheart EP
Is It You? — from Sweetheart EP
Get in touch with Drew: