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GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: Songwriting Tips From Bruce Sudano

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GRAMMY Award-nominated songwriter, Bruce Sudano (Donna Summer, Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson) contributes some foundational tips for developing a healthy and sustaining career as a songwriter to the GRAMMY In The Schools Knowledge Bank. To become a good songwriter, one must first be a good listener. Songwriters are storytellers and therefore listening and emotional engagement are essential to writing dynamic and authentic music. Bruce stressed that by lending an ear to other musicians to study their techniques and structure you come to recognize their own strengths and weaknesses.

Age Group: Grades K to 12

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