#Songwriting Tips & Trivia from #Songregistration.com (This month’s featured artist: Bob Dylan)


First, some tips:
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➜ Focus particularly on the opening lines of your song. They are, by far, your best chance for pulling in your listener and creating an immediate engagement.
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➜ If you have a chord sequence for part of your song, but struggle where to go next, try reversing the chord order and using that for the new part.
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➜ Many musicians double vocal lines and shift pitches to achieve richer #vocals for their #songs.
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➜ Create vivid metaphors and use strong similes to embellish your song’s narrative. This tells the story more effectively, while creating memorable imagery for your listener.
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➜ Analyze your metering, sussing out syllables and their lengths. Often, a lyrical hook will pop out at you.
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➜ Always preserve your #copyrights by professionally registering your songs. With SongRegistration.com, it’s fast, cheap, and super-easy.
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NOW… as the first musician ever awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, it’s only fitting to share a few #Bob_Dylan facts…
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➜ Born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, his first pro recording was as a harmonica player for Harry Belafonte (on the 1962 Midnight Special album).
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➜ He signed with Columbia at age 20, but was technically a minor back then. Not wanting his parents involved, he claimed to be an orphan.
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➜ He appeared with Joni Mitchell on the first episode of The Johnny Cash Show (his lifelong buddy). And when Elvis died, he reportedly didn’t speak to anyone for a week.
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➜ Interestingly, we could find only one song from his vast catalog to ever top the charts: Mr. Tambourine Man, covered by The Byrds. Though plenty of #2’s, including: “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” (AKA “Everybody Must Get Stoned” – recorded in one take), and “Blowin’ in the Wind” covered by Peter, Paul and Mary.
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➜ Speaking of covers, it’d be difficult naming an artist more covered – from Joan Baez, Adele, Willie Nelson and David Bowie, to the Animals, Bad Religion, The Band, The Beatles, Springsteen and Jason Mraz (to name just a tiny fraction).
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➜ Rolling Stone Magazine (which took its name from his song) named “Like a Rolling Stone” the greatest song of all time.
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