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Carla-Marie Williams: songwriting masterclass
Posted at 5:00 PM, 05 April 2010 -

Former Xenomania songwriter Carla-Marie Williams (most recent co-writes: Mini Viva's "One Touch" and "Left My Heart In Tokyo", Sarah Harding's "Too Bad") was the tutor in a workshop about songwriting. There's a video on YouTube with a bit of footage from the workshop:


Important things you'll learn from the video:
  • Having less vocal ability allows you to focus on the song: "it's not about the sound, it's about the feel of the song".
  • There are no rules in songwriting, but the milkman and the housewife need to be able to whistle the tunes.
  • For the whole two and a half years that she was at Xenomania she would write nearly every day.
  • The important thing is having motivation - once you see that your name is on the records you just keep going.

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