In this Superior Songwriting review, we’ll take a look at Superior songwriting to see if it can indeed help you master the craft of songwriting in a short amount of time.
If you are having issues with your songwriting, whether you can’t seem to find inspiration for a song, whether you are having difficulty translating your feelings and/or thoughts into words, or for any other reason, you’ll be glad to know there is always help available.
I have always been a pretty resourceful person and I taught myself how to write songs by using every bit of information I could find on the Internet and through several songwriting books, and by trial and error with my acoustic guitar.
However, it wasn’t easy and I definitely would have had more success sooner if I had used a comprehensive course to take me from A to Z.
Instead, I had to piece everything together over a pretty long period of time.
It was extremely frustrating and time-consuming, but in the end, I learned!
The author of Superior Songwriting, Stuart Sinclair, supposedly covers everything in this course, from songwriting for beginners to extremely advanced methods.
Here’s what I found:
The course assumes you have no working knowledge on how to write songs and this is a welcome sight as many courses mistakenly assume all readers know certain aspects of songwriting, and it becomes difficult to follow along and improve your skills.
Additionally, it’s easy for advanced songwriters to follow along without getting bored and actually offers quite a few tidbits of information and techniques that in my opinion, that even award-winning songwriters can use to their advantage!
The most impressive part of the course is how the author agrees with my belief that just about anyone can learn to write great songs once they have the fundamentals down pat. I felt like shouting “hurray” from the rooftops when I saw this!
Now, don’t get me wrong. Anyone, and I mean anyone, can learn the basics of how to write a great song because there are many technical aspects that go into writing such a song.
However, in my opinion, to come up with one of those epic masterpieces that make your jaw drop and your dog’s tail to start wagging, you have to have some of your own natural creativity mixed in with all that technical know-how.
Luckily, the course also teaches you how to write songs in your very own style so you can be a true original instead of another cookie-cutter writer. So, I guess you now have that chance to write a true epic creation!
Aside from all the necessary skills you need to learn in order to become a great songwriter, Sinclair teaches you how to capture an idea for a great song and how to capitalize on it. I can’t tell you how many times I came up with an idea before I had the necessary songwriting skill sets and I didn’t have the slightest idea of what I was doing or how I would capture the ideas into songs.
He also gives you great techniques on how to overcome writer’s block and make it a thing of the past. I found this section very helpful for me, since I am an experienced songwriter who occasionally runs out of inspiring ideas for songwriting at the worst times! Maybe I’m not as sharp as I used to be!
I was impressed by Sinclair’s teaching on how to become the most confident songwriter possible. I have seen over and over again, certain songwriters who missed their chance because they weren’t able to portray that necessary confidence in front of very important people who could have helped their careers.
What I mean here is; music publishing company executives hire songwriters who “have it together.” They don’t want to babysit them and find out later that they can’t fulfill the terms of their high-paid contracts.
Sinclair also teaches you how to come up with your own melodies, even if you don’t know how to play an instrument.
A person with no musical experience at all who simply likes music can conceivably take this course and write a song without any prior musical training whatsoever.
I found a couple of soft spots in this course that I didn’t fully agree with, but hey, what do I know?
The first, is that I wish the course would have stressed a little more how important it was to maintain the creativity part of how to be a songwriter, regardless of how much technical stuff you know. But I’ll leave that up to you, now that I’ve pointed it out. It shouldn’t be a problem as long as you keep this in the back of your mind.
The second part I think some people will have a little difficulty with is actually starting to write songs the wrong way before reading the whole course. It is highly important that you read the course in its entirety before you cut yourself loose and write your next masterpiece!
You’ll have much better results, in my opinion.
The course comes with three bonuses that you can see on their sales page here:
Finally, I wanted to mention how this course also prepares you for a professional songwriting career, if that’s the route you want to take.
You’ll learn these crucial songwriting topics:
- how to market your songs effectively so you can land deals
- how to network and get your songs to the masses
- how to cut a great demo of your songs
- how to effectively submit your demos to publishing companies
- the importance of entertainment attorneys at certain points in your career
- how to collaborate with other writers to maximize your chances to get signed.
One of the most important parts of this course is where Sinclair teaches you how you can make your songs memorable so they can stand out far above everybody else’s creations. This is exactly what music publishing companies are constantly looking for.
I hope you have found this Superior Songwriting review helpful and that it helps you make a more informed buying decision.
If you want to learn how to be a songwriter in every sense of the word, I can’t think of a better way to start.
If you are looking to become a professional songwriter, this is probably the only course you will ever need. The rest is up to you.