#Songwriting Tips and Trivia from #SongRegistration.com (This month’s featured artist: Neil Young)

Heart of Gold
First, the tips:
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➜ Don’t put off your chorus for too long. Bring it in within the first 60 seconds or so.
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➜ A tried-and-true lyric method: Write “situations” in your versus, “emotions” in your chorus.
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➜ Music Block? Try coming up with a good hook to get things started. Next work on melody before chords.
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➜ Find other songs you like and analyze them – their themes, chord progressions, how the verses, choruses and bridges are set out. It’s not imitation, it’s mastering your craft!
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➜ Always preserve your #copyrights by professionally registering your songs. With SongRegistration.com, it’s cheap, quick, and super-easy.
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Now, some #Neil_Young –
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➜ Believe it or not, only one song from his huge catalog has ever topped the charts (in both the US and Canada) – “Heart of Gold” in 1971.
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➜ He lives on his ranch in La Honda, California (in the Santa Cruz Mountains), with other homes in Florida and Hawaii, and has never renounced his Canadian citizenship.
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➜ He’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – with #Buffalo_Springfield and again as a solo artist.
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➜ He says he’ll never play as part of “Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young” again. Nothing against Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, both with whom he loves playing. He’s just not a big fan of the other one (David Crosby).
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➜ One reason he’s drifted from loud Crazy Horse music to softer acoustics (at least sometimes) is the tinnitus (ringing in the ears) he developed in the 90’s.
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➜ An avid model train collector, when he heard that Lionel was close to bankruptcy he helped bail them out. Today they’re still in business, thanks partly to his generosity.
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