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101 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them by Pete Luboff, Pat Luboff

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DISTANT DREAMS

Don’t despair of being a songwriter because you live in the middle of nowhere

You have a great life! Good job, nice home, strong family ties; the roots that connect you to your community go deep. The trouble is, you have this burning need to write songs. And you’ve been told you can’t really do that unless you move to a major music center. Well, that’s true—and not!

Our thanks to Barbara Cloyd (www.barbaracloyd.com) for the title of this chapter. We attended the NSAI Songposium class she taught by that name, and much of the information we’ll share with you here was gathered from her class. As hostess of the Monday night open mike at the world-famous Bluebird Café, Barbara meets countless songwriters who come from everywhere ...

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