So Your Kid Wants to Write Songs

November 5, 2014 12:39 PM

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So Your Kid Wants to Write Songs

When parents ask me how they can help their child be a songwriter, I pause. I don't want to hurt their feelings. Sometimes I'm afraid to tell them what I think. It may not be what they want to hear.

When I was a kid I was on my own private autopilot. The extent of the help I received from my parents in the 'getting started arena' consisted of a plastic guitar for Chanukah and a used upright piano for my birthday. As I tickled away on the ivories mimicking the chord progression of "What The Worl...

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