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Did I Wait Too Long To Start Writing Songs? SongTown

Did I Wait Too Long To Start Writing Songs? SongTown


A lot of our SongTown members put songwriting apart for years whereas they raised a household.  The desires from their 20’s solely actually began to get an opportunity of their 40’s or 50’s or past as a result of life received in the way in which. So, they arrive to us and ask “Did I wait too lengthy to start out writing songs?”

My reply is all the time a hearty “NO!”.

For my part, there isn’t any “too late”.  There’s simply actuality.  My actuality was beginning to attempt to write professionally in my 30’s.  A number of the folks I write with began of their late teenagers.  Others began of their 40’s or past.  And, it’s doable to succeed from any of these beginning locations.

In case you are 18, you’ve got loads of time to make errors and experiment.  In case you are beginning later in life, you could must focus extra shortly on what’s going to allow you to succeed, however guess what?

Maturity and age truly assist most individuals focus in on what’s necessary.

There are benefits and drawbacks to beginning songwriting younger and to beginning later in life.  Beginning younger doesn’t provide you with a lot life expertise to attract on once you write.  Beginning older might imply you aren’t as modern as you have to be.

In both case, I encourage folks to have a look at the positives of their start line. And to have enjoyable!

In case you have raised a household, labored for a few years and handled some adversity in life, you’ve got a RICH expertise base upon which to attract from as you begin writing songs.

You may have additionally seemingly discovered some issues about communication and folks generally that may allow you to write songs that join with listeners.  All of these issues are large benefits you’ve got.

So, don’t let your age or your start line maintain you again.  Determine how you can use these issues to your benefit and also you’ll be off to the races.

“It’s by no means too late to be what you might need been” to cite George Eliot.

Marty Dodson

Marty Dodson - pro songwriter/instructor - SongTown

Marty Dodson is a multi-hit songwriter, co-founder of SongTown, and co-author of  The Songwriter’s Information To Mastering Cowriting and Music Constructing: Mastering Lyric Writing


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