Quotes by songwriting

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  • Billy Gibbons
    Billy Gibbons
    American musician, record producer, and actor 1949-
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    Experience is definitely the high road once driven. It actually enhances the songwriting and song sourcing process.
  • Adam Duritz
    Adam Duritz
    American musician and record producer 1964-
    Adam Duritz
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    For me, songwriting is something like breathing: I just do it. But that doesn't mean you're fantastic.
  • Bruce Cockburn
    Bruce Cockburn
    Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist 1945-
    Bruce Cockburn
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    I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that's all. You sang other people's songs. That's all there were.
  • Buzz Osborne
    Buzz Osborne
    American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter 1964-
    Buzz Osborne
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    I've been a list maker for years, even before I was a musician. I was always writing things down and kept long lists of things that would make good album titles and things like that. I'm constantly thinking in terms of songwriting.
  • Bono
    Bono
    Irish singer, songwriter, philanthropist, activist and businessman 1960-
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    If you pour your life into songs, you want them to be heard. It's a desire to communicate. A deep desire to communicate inspires songwriting.
  • Brantley Gilbert
    Brantley Gilbert
    American country music singer, songwriter 1985-
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    It's not just music. To me, it's songwriting more than anything. A lot of people say it's expression, but to me, it's more than that.
  • Boz Scaggs
    Boz Scaggs
    American singer, songwriter, and guitarist 1944-
    Boz Scaggs
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    My songwriting and my style became more complex as I listened, learned, borrowed and stole and put my music together.
  • Brandi Carlile
    Brandi Carlile
    American singer-songwriter and producer 1981-
    Brandi Carlile
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    My songwriting is so influenced by orchestrated music, dramatic, super glam rock-y stuff. Two of my biggest influences in songwriting were Elton John and Freddie Mercury.
  • Brendon Urie
    Brendon Urie
    American singer, songwriter, and musician 1987-
    Brendon Urie
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    One of the most frustrating parts about songwriting for me is production, but it makes me want to get better at it and ends up being one of the most rewarding parts of it.
  • Barry Mann
    Barry Mann
    American songwriter and musician 1939-
    Barry Mann
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    Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability.
  • Ben Harper
    Ben Harper
    American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 1969-
    Ben Harper
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    The music is in the lead here, and a large part of this, I have no idea what I'm doing. I feel a closer bond with the craft of songwriting, stronger than I ever have.
  • Ben Gibbard
    Ben Gibbard
    American singer, songwriter and guitarist 1976-
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    The songwriting of Hall & Oates is deceptively complex. There are a number of key changes that pass you by as you're listening to the song because they're so seamless and clever.
  • Barry Manilow
    Barry Manilow
    American singer-songwriter, producer and actor 1943-
    Barry Manilow
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    What we hear now is great-sounding records with great-sounding grooves and loops. And the sound of these records is irresistible, but the craft of songwriting is just about over. That's why, whenever I get an opportunity to do an album full of standards, I jump at it because I miss it.
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