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Songwriting Prompts Help Yourself Write Better And Faster

first_img Twitter Facebook Songwriting Prompts: Help Yourself Write Better And Faster Email While there’s no substitute for pure inspiration, prompts can help sharpen your songwriting skills so you’re ready when it strikesNate HertweckGRAMMYs Nov 3, 2017 – 6:33 pm The phenomenon of songwriting has been called many things: a miracle, a muscle, a mystery, a calling, a challenge, and even a science. While honing your command of the craft is a lifelong pursuit, there are some exercises that can advance you down the path toward being as ready as possible when inspirations strikes.One tack toward improvement is the use of songwriting prompts, as Nashville, Tenn.-based songwriter Sarah Spencer points out in her recent SongFancy blog post. The process involves taking a topic, concept or phrase and building a song around it. Many songwriters rely on this approach to force themselves out of a creative rut, try something new or even (gulp) write for fun.Contrived as it may seem to contaminate pure inspiration with a forced prompt, Spencer points out the many benefits of the process, focusing on the departure it provides from your rote habits and patterns.”When you’ve been writing for a while, you’ll find yourself using some of the same old words or techniques over and over again,” Spencer says. “You’ll have a collection of go-to metaphors, phrases you use when it’s convenient, etc. … When you write from a songwriting prompt, it encourages new ways of thinking and gets you out of old habits and overused material.”Additionally, songwriting prompts can help you write quicker and be more prepared for the dynamic and often demanding situation of co-writing. By providing some distance between the writer and the material, creative decisions can — and often have to — be made using a cool combination of gut, poise and wit.Joining a songwriting group that meets regularly with new prompts each time can springboard your creative output, build your confidence and even surprise yourself. Spencer even hosts a “5 in 5 Song Challenge,” giving songwriters everywhere a chance to jump into the world of songwriting prompts head first.In a perfect world, songwriters can allow the natural forces and instincts that visit them to shape their creative output, as this is where much of the magic truly comes from for the greatest artists of our time. But for the working songwriter focused on building their command of the craft and broadening their arsenal of techniques, the effort of writing to prompts can pay back in spades.Home Studio Slip-Ups: 10 Common Mistakes And How To Fix Them Want To Improve Your Songwriting? Try This … songwriting-prompts-help-yourself-write-better-and-faster News last_img read more

POLICE LOG for June 5 Police Arrest 2 Alleged Drunk Drivers Juvenile

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, June 5, 2018:Sheri M. Fisher (42, Haverhill) was arrested for OUI Liquor. The arrest took place in the St. Thomas’s parking lot. (3:30am)A gray 2000 BWM drove into the woods on Ballardvale Street and Balland Road. Fence and shrubs damaged. No injuries noted. Vehicle towed. Driver cited for marked lanes violation and speeding. (9:00am)Mark Paul Khlafie (21, Tewksbury) was arrested for OUI Liquor and Speeding. Khlafie crashed his car on Aldrich Road. (1:52pm)A 17-year-old was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended or Revoked License and Speeding. Car was towed from Forest Street and Clinton Street. (5:26pm)A 3-vehicle crash took place on Main Street. Airbag deployed. Fire Department conducted evaluations. No details on injuries. Two vehicles towed. (10:05pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for June 28: OUI Arrest; Trash Truck Fire; Car vs. MotorcycleIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”last_img read more

North Korea says it tested new weapon under Kims guidance

first_imgNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un.ReutersNorth Korea said on Saturday that it has tested a “new weapon” under the guidance of its leader, Kim Jong-un, in the launch of two projectiles the previous day, the media reported.Kim “guided the test-fire of (a) new weapon again on Friday morning”, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.”The national defence scientists showed a perfect result in the test-fire, too, and helped cement bigger confidence in this weapon system.”It is our party’s goal of defence building to possess invincible military capabilities no one dare provoke and to keep bolstering them,” KCNA quoted Kim as saying.”Everyone should remember that it is the party’s core plan and fixed will for defence building to possess such a powerful force strong enough to discourage any forces from daring to provoke us.”KCNA did not provide other details on the weapon, including its name, Yonhap News Agency reported.The report came a day after South Korea’s military said that the North fired two projectiles presumed to be short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast. It said that they flew around 230 km at a maximum altitude of 30 km.Military experts say that the projectiles bear outward similarities to the US’ Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS), a surface-to-surface missile system.Friday’s firing came six days after North Korea flew two projectiles believed to be short-range ballistic missiles, though the North said later it tested a “new weapon”. It also was the sixth such launch since late July.North Korea has carried out weapons tests in recent weeks in apparent protest of the ongoing joint military exercise by South Korea and the US, which it sees as a rehearsal for invasion.Earlier this week, the North warned that inter-Korean dialogue won’t resume unless the South offers a “plausible excuse” for its combined military exercise with the US.last_img read more

My wife encouraged me to take up Kill Dil Govinda

first_imgThe 50-year-old actor, who was last seen in 2011 film Naughty @ 40, says he decided to say yes to the upcoming Yash Raj project as his wife thought the movie will benefit their kids’ career.‘Initially my mother used to guide me about many things in life. After her, my wife Sunita has been saying a lot of things which I follow. ‘Sunita actually encouraged me to take up Kill Dil as she felt that this movie will be good for our kids’ career,’ said Govinda, adding that he was not working for the past 3-4 years largely because he did not like the roles he was offered. The actor says he had an amazing time working in the film as it has always been his dream to work under the Yash Raj banner. Also Read – A fresh blend of fame‘I had a dream of working with YRF. I used to visit the studio and see pictures of various actors there but mine was missing. Now that I am working with them, it is really an amazing feeling. They are learned and well-behaved. And this wait was worth it,’ he said. Govinda plays a negative role in Kill Dil. Govinda, who has earlier donned a villainous avatar on-screen in 2000 film ‘Shikari’, said he was initially apprehensive about the character.last_img read more