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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