End Writer’s Block: 20 Songwriting Tips from Andrea Stolpe | Berklee Online | ASCAP | Songwriting

End Writer’s Block: 20 Songwriting Tips from Andrea Stolpe | Berklee Online | ASCAP | Songwriting

39 thoughts on “End Writer’s Block: 20 Songwriting Tips from Andrea Stolpe | Berklee Online | ASCAP | Songwriting

  1. Great information and tips for writing lyrics. Thank you very much for sharing.👌🏼👍🏻👌🏼👍🏻👍🏻👌🏼👌🏼👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👌🏼👌🏼👍🏻👍🏻👍🏾👍🏽👍🏽👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾🌸🌺🌺🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🌸🌺🌺🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌺🌺🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  2. Write faster! Awesome!!

  3. I would LOVE to take semesters with this lady! I wonder if the songs I've submitted on my channel would meet her criteria? Pls take a listen people!

  4. Great video, opened my eyes up to a few things. I took notes too.

  5. This really helped me think about writing differently and to just let ideas flow!

  6. Excellent teacher. I love how she follows up her examples with a brief demonstration.

  7. The first point stuck with me the most. Stop overthinking it and telling yourself it has to be better. It doesn’t! The key isn’t to aim to write the best verse every time. The key is to write and write and write until the best verse appears. Create contrast is another good one. Glad I stopped to watch

  8. Buy that book, everyone! You're welcome!

  9. i love her

  10. Really helpful techniques right now as I am new to songwriting. ❤️ thank you for this.

  11. If you need to go to school to learn these basics, maybe songwriting isn't your thing. This stuff should come instinctively.

  12. 1:00 Nice

  13. I really like her and her teaching, but enough of mentioning John Mayer…his commercial music is not that great and it's so sappy….there are far better songwriters/musicians that didn't go to Berklee for goddsakes…

  14. Thank you for this helpful video.

  15. 6:41

  16. First time I see (and hear) this woman but she sounds so sweet and caring

  17. Lovely lady thanks for the great advice Id love to know what she thinks about Bob Dylan’s song writing ✍️

  18. Excellent concepts here, remidns me a lot of a video by Scott Henderson i saw some years ago, he explains some similar stuff, but from the point of view of a jazz/blues guitarist.

    She's super cute too, looks kind of like Hilary Swank =)

  19. This is sO useful. I always end up writing songs which sound similar and it's so frustrating hahah, this helped a lot

  20. Writing is my one true passion, and I really want to be a songwriter when I'm older, but I fear I'll be unsuccessful.

  21. I think its worth mentioning sometimes that missing thing giving you writers block is the confidence to make it your own. Often we find ourselves toying with a familiar sound… dont patronize the listener, be generous in your outpouring of expression! Dont be a copy, dig deep and you'll find your sound. As john mayer once said "pretend for a second that the song already exists", for anyone that writes by ear this cannot be emphasized enough, but its true for anyone who wants to write genuinely. A song starts in the heart. Try to hang on to that first place of inspiration without clinging to just one motif and its chords. The place of inspiration will bring you to contrast naturally.

  22. Differentiating sections is so vital and maybe one of the biggest things new writers miss. I love the discussion of varying the melodic contour between sections. Vital.

  23. When I began to "Allow Mediocrity" and let ideas flow without judgement, my writing process became much more enjoyable and efficient. Free-writing has become the best way for me to get my creative juices flowing and push through writers block. Sometimes the mediocre ideas lead to the best ones, you just have to give yourself permission to write whatever comes to your mind first. Thanks for this great video!

  24. 20:01–20:45 had me writing a song in my head already

  25. Awesome video

  26. Gold discovered!

  27. I feel so downhearted when I'm watching all of these lectures of Berklee and getting into them with full interest, imagining myself attending to all of these classes and gaining knowledge I need to become whom I want to be in life but unfortunately it's almost impossible for a guy from Poland to afford this dream school…

  28. Thanks for the video, I got couple of nice tools for my songwriting.

  29. great input

  30. Wow i've watched alot of videos on youtube about some of the 20 things you've discussed, but listening to this reminded me of the most important fundamentals & taught me so many new things too. I paused after the first 3 minutes because the advice was so solid and helped me get rid of my writers block, and I wrote an amazing song. Then I watched the other 24 minutes of it and wrote (then recorded a rough copy of) this song. I think its the best music ive ever made I cant wait to record it in a studio. I dont think ill ever look at music the same way. Im sharing this on facebook

  31. So good!

  32. I don't know if this is some sort of personal thing but I find it easier to write sad songs rather than happy songs and everytime I try to make a happier song it turns into me getting bored and mad at myself so I just give up

  33. I love listening to Andrea Stolpe

  34. You guys make this too complicated. Just feel it and practice often…listen to a lot of music as a reference point in between. Stop making creativity technical. It's the complete opposite. Writing is like a muscle it gets stronger the more you use it.

  35. So helpful! Subscribed

  36. Brilliant, this talk is dense with actionable tips.

  37. Love this channel… Berklee has some of the best classes…! It's amazing how simple songwriting is if you can just remember all the things you learned at the moment of writing the song. So much to consider! Ximre's session player talks about general beginner writing ideas and ways to write songs. Ximre has their first video out March 1, 2018.

  38. Go check out her youtube page guys listen & subscribe. She has her album up there 💪👌

  39. This helped me in the first 2 minutes 👏👏👏 she was great 😊

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