Lauren Fairweather

Dear Lauren,
I'm a HUGE fan of your music! Any songwriting tips?
Also I really want to do one of your songs in my school talent show but i'm scared i'll be made fun off for playing wizard rock :(

Lauren Fairweather responded on 04/06/2014

Aww, thank you very much! My tip is to just write something! Get something down on paper, play random things and improvise singing over them until you stumble on something that sounds the way you like it, fill in nonsense words if you can't think of a line. Then, try to replace all of the parts you don't like about what you wrote until you do like the whole thing! This is how I write when I'm having a lot of trouble being creative or coming up with ideas for melodies or chords or lyrics. If I'm having an especially good songwriting day, I don't have to change very much. On a bad day, it takes me two years to get it right, but I eventually get there. :)

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