Songwriting Tips:
Write What YOU Like

The video quality is poor, but this is a clip that many people haven’t seen and it certainly is worth a watch; just hearing Elliott Smith give us a little peek into his songwriting process can still give you chills.  His humble approach to his own music and songwriting remains refreshing.  The simplest songwriting advice is often the best and most overlooked: write music that YOU like because YOU like it – regardless of how others feel about it and most importantly how you PERCEIVE they will feel about it.  Many a talented band have fallen by the wayside for following trends instead of their own ear.