Songwriting: How Songs Are Born

I was digging through our garage last night in preparation for a garage sale this weekend. We have boxes in there that haven’t been opened since we lived in Tennessee… 3 moves ago.

In one box, I found a notebook with some extremely old scribbling inside. One of the pages turned out to be the notes I had taken at a songwriting class taught by the late, great Gary Miller. I’m guessing it was at an ACMS/Acafest circa 1994. The notes were not in depth. It was mostly bullet points and a short overview of the thought. Still, I felt it would be a good thing to share. Gary was a fabulous songwriter and I always enjoyed writing with him.

So here, in it’s brevity (with personal reflections) are the notes I rediscovered.

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