Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Helena, Songwriting Master Teacher at YPI.
Listening to the pros can often be invaluable, especially if you’re trying to step a little bit out of your comfort zone. In the same way that writers need to spend a lot of time reading in order to hone their craft, songwriters need to spend a lot of time listening. For Raffi’s song, she did just that.
Never underestimate the power of listening.
(And yes, Raffi was one of the campers who refused to title her song, so I titled it for her.)