David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

Step 8) How to compile your very own Songwriting Code–Part 11

 

 

Simplifying your code enough
You can tell if you have simplified your code enough because when you read it you immediately understand what you have to do and you instinctively do it without a second thought.

 Go over what you have written so far in your Songwriting Code and add, remove, or refine anything in it to show how you see it should be now.

Fear of the unknown

If you experience any fear of the unknown while delving deep into your own creative world, push on through. The reward of discovering your true creative potential is priceless.

What is your own Personal Code of Learning
It is a Personal Code of Learning to be a Great Songwriter, and one that you should get your wits around before you begin, and it goes like this:

Never compromise one little bit with your own sense of knowing when you’ve really understood something. And, your best test for that is if you can easily do what you just learned without *thinking about it. You find yourself just doing it, and you KNOW you can.

*Thinking is defined here as the  telepathic process that you instinctively do within your own created virtual work space within your own unique world, as you figure out an idea or technique back and forth, back and forth, until you know you can just do it, without all the figuring or “thinking”.

 Go over what you have written so far in your Songwriting Code and add, remove, or refine anything in it to show how you see it should be now. 
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Monitoring your own success
You may also feel less of an urge for approval from others when you increase your confidence in your own ability to create Great Songs.

Monitoring your own success then becomes how many CDs or concert tickets were bought, and not hoping someone else has a magical cure for you. If your sales are down, calmly and objectively looking over your Songwriting Code and whether you changed something workable, or lessened your necessity to connect to your listeners which should always be checked no matter what else you find.

Note: Using advice or observations from someone else gives you am exterior look at your songs and performance you may not have, and can be very useful. Just make sure before deciding to use any of their ideas you have thoroughly gone over them and made each one completely your own.

♦ Go over what you have written so far in your Songwriting Code and add, remove, or refine anything in it to show how you see it should be now.
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Potential listeners for your songs
Remember also there are almost 7 1/2 billion potential listeners for your songs in the world. Your job as a Songwriter is to connect with them spiritually so well that they know whenever they hear your songs they know they will instantly feel better and more themselves, and, want to continue feeling that way.

The main thing to focus on is composing and performing a song that helps people feel themselves again. 
That is a great indicator that you have done your job of ensuring you participated in taking ownership for 100% of every part of the composing and performing of your song and as a result your listeners will probably feel like owning it too.

While that concept of feeling themselves may seem vague at first, you only need to listen to your own favorite music and observe how you feel when you listen to it compared to how you felt before, and it will start to become clearer to you.

Another way of describing the above is, whatever you put into your song your listeners will receive it too, in their own way.

Your Songwriting Code is simply a reminder to you of what you should put into your song, and how well you put it in.

That’s why compiling your own code to your complete satisfaction is so important to your creating of a Great Song.

 Go over what you have written so far in your Songwriting Code and add, remove, or refine anything in it to show how you see it should be now.
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Nurturing your willingness
Constantly refreshing your own willingness while compiling your own Songwriting Code, will always help you get it the way you want.

 Go over what you have written so far in your Songwriting Code and add, remove, or refine anything in it to show how you see it should be now.
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Creating your own necessity to connect
Great Songwriting also demands • you create your own necessity for it, because the fact is you are constantly communicating to listeners you probably don’t know personally as you build your fan base, and that unfamiliarity needs the personal touch which your own necessity to connect with them provides.

Your Songwriting code should always remind you to continually generate in every song your own necessity to connect to your listeners so they become familiar with you and the sound you create.

 Go over what you have written so far in your Songwriting Code and add, remove, or refine anything in it to show how you see it should be now.
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Second nature

While using your code if it starts to feel like something you’ve been doing all your life and second nature, you’ve probably completed it, or at least a good part of it.

 Go over what you have written so far in your Songwriting Code and add, remove, or refine anything in it to show how you see it should be now.

Continually improving your code
It is also expected as a constantly innovative songwriter you will continually find new ways to improve your code, but having a completed code now that shows your own unwavering certainty about your own current songwriting knowledge and creative awareness is a great way to get started.
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