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Hi I'm Tony Conniff. I'm a Manhattan native, I started playing th..
Almost 3 years ago I wrote a blogpost about the development of a new variation on an old songwriting convention – the 4 chord song (read ..read more
At Tony Conniff Songwriting Workshops we just began a new 5 week group, this one concentrates on contemporary pop songwriting. We do this ..read more
A lot of my songs have started from mistakes (and yes… I know there are probably those who think some of them are still mistakes!). But ..read more
One of the most critical aspects of writing a song is making it as singable as possible. Not having a lot of background as a singer, there ..read more
I spoke recently with an old friend of mine; a longtime music person who has, among other things, written and produced a hit record or two ..read more
I believe in Learning, and I believe in Breaking It Down. First, Learning. There’s a craft to doing anything really well. Part of it is ..read more
I was producing someone whose song’s melody was considerably lower in the Chorus than it was in the Verse – unusual. This is the way ..read more
“Songwriting is like attempting to solve the NYT crossword during a therapy session.” I came across this quote recently, from ..read more
In my recent songwriting, I’ve noticed something that I take to be a positive development – I’m more willing to write bad lyrics and ..read more
* ‘Thanks For The Memory’ by Bob Hope (Rainger/Robin) * ‘I Thank You’ by Sam and Dave (Hayes/Porter)
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