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Below you can find a ton of useful online resources that will help you learn your new hobby. We go through each link one by one and try to only include free sites with terrific content. If you find a broken link please help us out by contacting us so that we can remove it.

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A Reference Guide For Beginning Songwriters- Great free articles, columns, and question and answers.

IreneJackson.com - Devoted to songwriting tips, with tons of articles and Forum.

An Online Course in Songwriting - A free seven lesson online course in songwriting for beginners.

Robin Frederick - Comprehensive beginners article that takes you through the songwriting process. Getting started, structure, etc...

Writesongs.com - Great site with free introduction to writing songs, includes what to do before and during the writing. They have eBOOKS but I think the ones below are better.

SongMD.com - A collection of free archive of columns by Oscar winning Molly-Ann Leikin. Columns cover a wide range of songwriting topics.

Toby Darlins - Very basic and short text about how Toby Darlins writes songs. General tips that are usefull.

Music Theory for Songwriting - Great free site that explains the issue of chords and keys relating to songwriting. Sticks to this topic but explains it very well.

Guitar9.com - Column with good tips about how to write songs. Scroll down to see more instructional columns by other songwriters.

Guitar Noise - This free site has great guitar lessons, exclusive interviews with artists, tablature, career advice, and songwriting pointers.

Songwriting - Directory of songwriting links and resource. Many links are no longer current but still has some good ones.

Private Lessons - Find private lessons in your area. Very comprehensive guide. Most instruments available, as well as voice, composition, songwriting.