SongTown on Songwriting

Legendary Writer Don McLean / The Importance of Your Opening Line

Episode Summary

Marty talks with legendary singer/songwriter Don McLean (American Pie). Don shares some great legal advice that all songwriters should consider as well as how finding the emotion of a song can have more impact than perfect lyrics. PLUS Marty talks about how an opening line can make or break your song.

Episode Notes

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SongTown Press Books:

Mastering Melody Writing : Check It Out

The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Co-Writing : Check It Out

Songbuilding: Mastering Lyric Writing : Check It Out



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Featured Song:

“Darkest Hour” 

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