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*Previously this page was called Scared-To-Sing*
Hey, everybody. I'm 21 and started writing songs a little over a year ago after spending a long time playing the piano and guitar. For some reason, I always assumed that some people were inherently capable of writing songs, while others were not. Of course, I decided from a young age that I was in the latter category and just never spent very long trying to write my own music, often getting frustrated at the feeble attempts at songs I would conjure up (of course I was comparing everything I wrote with The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, so the few things I did write seemed totally terrible). Only later did I realise that songwriting is both a craft and artform, and certain skills can be developed to assist in the process. Approaching songwriting from this angle, I no longer immediately disgargarded everything I wrote as being completely wretched, but instead saw all the songs that I did write, good or bad, as a step in the process toward writing better music.
I recently had the courage to post some of my own songs and singing here so that others could hear it. Thanks to Sky and everyone else who has been extremely nice and kind and supportive so far :) You've helped make this more fun than scary, which is a big step.