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The Story Behind "Open the Eyes of My Heart"

Paul Baloche | February 1, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: , ,

••••• Open the eyes of my heart Lord Open the eyes of my heart I want to see You I want to see You To see You high and lifted up Shining in the light of Your glory Pour out Your power and love As we sing holy holy holy Holy holy holy I want to see You (Paul Baloche) Of all my songs, it’s amazed me how many people have responded to this one. I’ve received more emails and calls and letters and responses from churches More

Publishing and Promoting Your Songs

Paul Baloche | February 1, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: ,

Craig Dunnagan, VP, Music Publishing and Church Resources, Integrity Music Are you so foolish? After beginning in the Spirit, are you trying to attain your goal by human effort? Galatians 3:3 (NIV) We start pursuing God with no thought of gain or increased influence; we simply want to give our lives for Him and make our love for Him known in our songs. It’s amazing how things get complicated as we get “older.” God is the One who More

How Do I know When My Song is Really Ready?

Paul Baloche, Chris Tomlin | February 1, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: ,

Jimmy and Carol had a friend who was a reviewer of songs for a major Christian music company. They sat in his once one day as he shoved some demo tapes around on his desk and sighed. “I get a lot of songs with strong starts—a good four bar hook—then everything falls apart. Can’t anybody finish a song anymore?” Another reviewer expressed the same frustration—“A lot of them start off okay, but somehow the More

Building Your Craft in Songwriting

Paul Baloche | February 1, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: ,

• Listen to many different kinds of music from classical to contemporary. It’s wonderful that you want to write worship songs, but if you listen only to worship songs you won’t have anything new to bring to the genre. Writers who say, “I never listen to other music because I want to be original,” soon become boring. Without fresh influences, their minds reprocess only the old, and all their songs begin to sound alike. More

Free-for-all Songwriting

Paul Baloche | February 1, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: ,

Sometimes it’s easier to settle differences of opinion when you have three writers rather than only two; two of you can always gang up on the other one. But sometimes even that doesn’t work; there’s always the chance of a three-way split. Here’s a fun experiment for you: get several talented people together— maybe a band or even a class, and try writing a song together. Some may be better at lyrics, others at music. • More

Building Your Craft

Paul Baloche | January 20, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: ,

Listen to many different kinds of music from classical to contemporary. It’s wonderful that you want to write worship songs, but if you listen only to worship songs you won’t have anything new to bring to the genre. Writers who say, “I never listen to other music because I want to be original,” soon become boring. Without fresh influences, their minds reprocess only the old, and all their songs begin to sound alike. Eventually they’ll be More

Let's Get Together and Write a Song

Paul Baloche | January 20, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: ,

Or let’s suppose the lyrics are coming along great, but the tunes are unexciting, unemotional and, well, dull. It could be that melody is not your gift. If you, like most of us, can’t do all these things well, don’t feel bad— find a collaborator. More

Twelve Tools to Make Your Job as a Songwriter Easier

Paul Baloche | January 20, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: ,

 Here are some tools that can help every songwriter. More

Twelve Keys to Unlock Writer's Block

Paul Baloche | January 20, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: ,

We all have times when music flows freely. And we all have times when “the heavens are as brass” and we just can’t seem to break through spiritually. Or maybe we’re in a rut where all our songs are beginning to sound alike, at least to other people. How do we get the juices flowing again? It depends on what’s causing the blockage. If it’s because we’re spiritually dry and don’t have anything fresh to say, the answer is obvious.  More

Good Taste and Common Sense

Paul Baloche | January 20, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: ,

By appropriateness we mean good taste and common sense, not just spirituality. We don’t want to set the Lord’s Prayer or any other reverent expression of worship to a slick, frivolous dance beat. Some styles were never intended to carry the weight of  message—they’re simply dance music. Of course there’s a place for joyful expressions of praise in say, a happy reggae beat. The Bible tells us to dance before the Lord.  David did it, with More

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