Most people think that you have to go to music school and get a degree in order to be a songwriter. Others think that you have to be some great singer or musician to write a song. Some think that you actually have to read and write music. That doesn’t have to be the case. There have been hit songwriters who could not play or read (or sing). In fact, the only qualification a songwriter really needs is to be able to “live and think from the heart.” If you allow it, your life can “be” your song. Your personal experiences can be expressed through your music, and if others can relate to you (and the music and vocalist are a perfect fit) then you could very well be “sitting on a hit.” Amy Winehouse was a perfect example of someone who told her life story through her music. You can feel her pain through her lyrics and the life story of her soul was “expression at it’s highest level.” Marvin Gaye was someone else who would write about whatever he felt. These people were true artists. Smokey Robinson had a favorite guitar player who helped him write a lot of his hit tunes. Of course, all of these people could sing, but there are others who wrote songs that could NOT sing. The only reason you have not heard of them is because of the fact that they actually “could not sing” (in other words, they allowed others to sing their songs for them). So, how does one who wants to be a songwriter actually become one? Simple: By conferring with a musician/producer and working jointly on a project together. If you have a thought, expression, title or concept in your head that you would like to express through song, just contact me by email at Brettjolly@aol.com. I will gladly discuss all the details with you and talk about the best way to record/produce your song efficiently. You don’t even have to be here for that to happen. We can do it all online. During this time of year I start getting customers for my “Melodgrams” (Personal messages produced, written and vocalized to music). Consultation is free (but the cost of recording one “isn’t). You may be surprised at how simple it can be. For those who do not know about me, please feel free to check out my web site at WWW.Brettjolly.com. Don’t let excuses stop you from reaching your potential. You may surprise yourself with your own capabilities. We all can get by “with a little help from our friends.” Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer. Please make the most of it.
Brother Bill Jolly, Jon Bon Jovi and Brett Jolly