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Premier Guitar – What The Ell? How to Write Your First Song

Premier Guitar - What The Ell? How to Write Your First Song

A young Lindsay Ell in performance armed with a Fender rig and ready to take the first step.

 

Premier Guitar – What The Ell? How to Write Your First Song

My first song was terrible. I wrote it when I was 10 years old and it was called “That Place in My Heart.” I know, super sappy. It was about my parents, but to my credit what else is a 10-year-old going to write about? The lyrics were pretty bad as well. I don’t think I’ve ever released this in any form. I can vaguely remember the chorus….

But, I digress. Everyone needs to start somewhere. Picasso needed to paint that first painting. (Although his first painting was probably pretty amazing.) A first step is a first step. So whatever you do, don’t be afraid to create. As Wayne Gretzky said, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”

 

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