7 easy tips that will help you write your next song

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Songwriting is one of the most satisfying aspects of guitar playing, but it's also one of the most frustrating. Every guitarist has experienced writer's block at one time or another, and a lack of fresh ideas can have a negative impact on your enjoyment of the instrument.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to shake up your formula, and we're here to share a few easy pointers that can give your songwriting a shot in the arm.

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