The Art of Songs is a website run by me, (Ali) as a resource for songwriters who are looking to improve their skills. The site creates resources to help instruct and equip songwriters while drawing together a community of artists creating songs that express themselves and inspire others.
Who is Ali Errett? And why did he start The Art of Songs?
I’m a husband (to my wife Georgia), christian, songwriting, multi-instrumentalist in my late 20’s (Eeek!)
I’ve been playing music since I was 6 or 7 years old, when I first started playing the drums. I grew up listening and playing along to my parents music choices, (Queen, Elton John, ABBA, Simply Red, Average White Band) before I started (poorly) choosing my own music (Britney Spears, B*witched, Now48 🤦♂️). I will point out that it was the 90’s but think it’s best to just own up to my bad taste and realise my taste improved as time went on.
I eventually moved up north from Kent to the Peak District at the age of 10 and fortunately discovered Jazz. Suddenly I had Buddy Rich to listen to and I spent many hours trying to get my hands to move fast enough to play Birdland. I fell in love with music and over the next 10 years I played in loads of different bands, learnt the guitar and the bass, played gigs in Paris, London, Dubai (that gig lasted 5 months – it was in a 7 star hotel though 😉) and Sheffield, before I stopped gigging and got a job doing 3D CAD construction visualisations 🤨. That lasted 2 and half years before I was made redundant.
So I went back to music, however this time I wanted to finally start songwriting, the one thing in music that scared me. I decided to document my journey and share what I learnt along the way, and that was how The Art of Songs started!
The Dream Where is The Art of Songs going?
I’m working on making The Art of Songs a place where songwriter’s of any skill level can come and be inspired, learn and collaborate with each other. I’ve started off mostly by teaching and inspiring songwriter’s through the analysis of great songs. In the future I’d like to continue doing that, but also expand on that by interviewing artists, showing artists creative process, running songwriting challenges, competitions and retreats/get togethers, creating courses and mentoring songwriters. In essence I want The Art of Songs to become the ultimate place for songwriter’s to find resources to help them improve their songwriting.
So if you’re a songwriter and any of the above resonates with you, then join The Art of Songs community, and together we can create the ultimate experience for songwriter’s.