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James Linderman  // Posts published by James Linderman

28 Jun Posted by in Blog, Newsletter, Tips | Comments

Getting Out of the Four Chord Rut

Getting Out of the Four Chord Rut

Many would consider a four-chord-song to be a song with one completely unnecessary chord in it, and it is true that there are many brilliant three-chord-songs. Country songwriter Harlan Howard famously stated that all he needed was “three chords and the truth” and my mother-in-law used to joke that she only knew how to play ...

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01 Apr Posted by in Blog, Newsletter, Tips | 1 comment

How to Write a Protest Song

How to Write a Protest Song

Perhaps two of the only things left that we can all agree on is that we live in a world divided, and it is now a time of protest. Whether people are protesting truth to power, or power to truth, protesting a certain ideology, or defending it, it appears that protest and social justice songs ...

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