Category: "Coaching"


A Study in Songwriting: Pt 4 – Gordon Harvey

Written by Gordon Harvey on

Songwriting doesn’t have to be done balancing pen, paper, guitar and coffee cup on your lap. In fact, most modern pop music is constructed on the computer from the get-go. Gordon Harvey outlines this process through the example of a…

A Study in Songwriting – Pt 3: Jennifer Lee

Written by Jennifer Lee on

Simply Music Teacher Jennifer Lee continues the conversation about writing songs with a reflection on how simple projects can be the unexpected beginnings of great inspirations, including some of the wonderful songs on her forthcoming album. For me, I’m certain…

Songwriting Tips – Pt 2: A Study in Songwriting

Written by Sue Lopez on

After our Songwriting Tips from Simply Music Friends – Pt 1 post, we asked contributors to give us a more in-depth insight into their process of creating songs. You’ll find that there are as many ways of writing a song…

Songwriting Tips from Simply Music Friends’ – Pt 1

Written by Multiple Guest Contributors on

Our wide-ranging and talented community of Simply Music Teachers and associates include an array of gifted professional songwriters and composers. We asked a bunch of them to share a little about how they work. We found that there are as…

Doing Simple Things Well – Part 1

Written by Gordon Harvey on

My teenage son makes an awesome cup of coffee. He bought himself a ’70s percolator and spent a considerable time experimenting with different techniques, grinds, brewing times and who knows what else. Now that he’s got his chops down, it’s…