The song Picking A Flower was the January winner in the International Songwriting Contest Song of the Year in the category jazz/world/instrumental. Guitarist (and Guitar Noise contributor) Gilbert Isbin tells us of the steps he took in writing the music for this award-winning song. At the end of the article, Gilbert is kind enough to give us more links and information on the song and the contest itself, including reviews from listeners.
Songwriting Lessons for Beginners
In out songwriting lessons you can learn about song structures, chord progressions, and writing lyrics. These lessons collect all the tips and advice we’ve written about songwriting. Practice writing by participating in the Sunday Songwriter’s Group on the forums.
You’re in good hands at Guitar Noise – our lead editor, David Hodge, co-wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Art of Songwriting.