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The Music Lab: Verses Are The New Chorus

Welcome to “The Music Lab,” a new column powered by SongTown and featured in American Songwriter every month.  One of the most noticeable style shifts in songwriting over the last few years is the emergence of chorus-like hooksin...

The Music Lab: The Magic Behind One-Chord Songs

Welcome to “The Music Lab,” a new Songwriter U column powered by SongTown and featured in American Songwriter every other print issue, and monthly on AmericanSongwriter.com. I’m obsessed...

Between the Rhymes: The Job of Each Part of a Song

Welcome to “Between The Rhymes,” a new Songwriter U column powered by SongTown and featured in American Songwriter every other print issue, and monthly on AmericanSongwriter.com. This column...

Dave Carter’s Final Class

Dave had his share of special and unique ideas about the nature of songs and songwriting that he shared mostly with friends and loved ones.

Learn What It Takes To Sync Your Cover Songs In Free Webinar Today

“How do I get my music placed in TV and film?” is a question songwriters often ask. Well, here’s your chance to listen and learn straight from the source. The AIMP/Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS) is hosting...

Top Acoustic Guitarist Larry Beaird Will Teach You The Nashville Number System

Have you heard of the mysterious Nashville Number System and always wondered exactly what it is? Can it help increase your musical skills and help you better communicate to professional musicians? Larry Beaird, owner of Beaird...
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We Become Birds: In Loving Memory of Beloved Songwriting Genius Michael Smith

The man who wrote "The Dutchman" died like he lived, with quiet grace
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