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[singer]BethAnne / Blog

Random thoughts on songwriting

For a songwriter, you don't really go to songwriting school; you learn by listening to tunes. And you try to understand them and take them apart and see what they are made of, and wonder if you can make one, too....(said Tom Waits) Music is a gift. As a songwriter, I find that music can't be forced or be made to fit or be copied from formula. It comes from the heart - or from the universe - a self disclosure of emotions, thoughts, secrets or dreams. Some songs carry a message, share a story, evoke a familiarity or connection. Some songwriters - successful ones at that - use a formula; fabricate a hook; write, rewrite, rhyme lyrics looking for perfection in a "masterpiece". For me, the real stuff flows out onto paper effortlessly, carried freely by a melody. And it makes your heart sing.

Streaming Live

BethAnne Live ~ Biker Girls Rock and Chrome Heart band will stream all rock shows live when wireless is available. Check local listings and watch for alerts to time and place! Thanks for tuning in!

Chrome Heart Rocks

My new band Chrome Heart is really rockin it into the scene here in North/Central Florida! New Years, Bike week, gigging locally! It's great! I am still performing solo and will continue to write my own music and play my heart out for anyone who will listen.