How to Write A Song

Endorsing artist Ben Montague explains how experiences can inspire lyrics, chords can spark melodies and how he makes choruses "as big as possible." Learn this acclaimed British solo artist's songwriting tips.

I literally love Elixir Strings. Great tone and they still sound lively and bright after many shows. Without a doubt the best acoustic guitar string on the market...

Ben Montague

More Acoustic Guitar Tips & Tricks

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    Hudson Taylor, the Dublin folk duo, explain their jam-led approach to songwriting and reveal how they build complementary parts on two acoustic guitars. Hudson Taylor is made up of brothers Alfie and Harry.

  • Strumming Patterns

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    Mike Eldred, Elixir Strings endorsing artist, has been called "The best unknown guitarist in America." Watch as he demonstrates how to play key blues guitar turnarounds. Try playing different turnarounds to add variety to your blues.