Blog Post: Songwriting as Algebra

CD Baby recently blogged about how important it is to write bad songs in order to eventually stumble upon a good one. I replied on Twitter (not to be rude, but because I strongly disagree) that encouraging songwriters to write bad songs only teaches them to write bad songs. When you practice mistakes, you never stop making mistakes. Any musician knows this. CD Baby’s “tip” puts forth the myth that a good song is something that happens by accident once in a while, instead of being the result of a craft that one can learn to master.

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