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Visual Songwriting for Everyone coming soon!
How embarrassing. It dawned on me like multiple shovel whacks to the back of the head. After people kept saying:
“I always see a video in my mind when I listen to your songs…”
Bing-Bong-ping! Maybe it’s time to pull back the curtain and share what I do differently about getting imagery in songs.
What’s so different about my approach?
I’m blind. How’s that for different? I know… how the heck does a blind songwriter get listeners to see videos in his songs, when he can’t see them himself? Listeners who should be able to see images perfectly well in other writer’s songs, too often just do not.
At least that’s what they tell me.
With Visual Songwriting for Everyone, you’ll learn to write your own powerful songs using imagery using gig-proven techniques I use.
Blindness wasn’t going to get in the way of being the songwriter I was meant to be. And writing songs without imagery shouldn’t get in your way either. These techniques will give you a clear advantage in your songwriting.
So why not just come out with a course right now?
First, there’s a fair amount of development needed. You shouldn’t just be in this course. You should be in my brain. I want it done right… down to the micro detail so you don’t miss anything regardless of your songwriting experience.
You’ll know the techniques and practices I use to create vivid imagery, but also what kind of imagery, and when to create it in your song.
Look, you can tell a joke with the punch line in the beginning, middle, or end. But if you didn’t know it should be at the end, it wouldn’t be funny. It’s similar with visual songwriting. When you present images in your song, position matters. Many songwriters don’t know what, when, or where is the best use of imagery, or even how to create the best imagery.
There are reasons why you’d put certain images in your song, and why you’d leave certain ones out. Writing with imagery just to put visuals in your song can leave your song flatter than a pancake squirrel on the highway.
Since I totally believe in over delivering value, as an early adopter of ChatGPT, I’m including the Songwriter’s Quick Guide to Using AI. In this quick reference guide, you’ll find techniques which are successfully used in other fields but work like a cheat sheet on exam day for songwriting.
I’m also including a whole other course on the best songwriting tool for songwriters. It’s probably the most feared tool, but we’ll kick that fear to the curb, plus tell you how to get the most from it to help you write the best song you can. This is an unreleased independent course of its own, I’m including in the maiden launch of Visual Songwriting for Everyone.
I’ll tell you up front right now, these extras will never be bundled with Visual Songwriting for Everyone like this again. So, if you’re interested, at least sign up to the e-mail list to get updates so you don’t miss out.
There’s going to be more songwriting value than you’d ever expect.
For now, consider this an information leak to watch for in the future. If you’re interested in learning about advanced notice when Visual Songwriting for Everyone will be released, and get twice-monthly tips in the Write from the Frets newsletter along with a couple extra goodies, get in on it right here.
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