Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar and author of Rock Troubadours (a collection of conversations with Paul Simon, Jerry Garcia, Joni Mitchell, and more) and The Complete Singer-Songwriter: A Troubadour’s Guide to Writing, Performing, Recording, and Business. Rodgers won a grand prize and an annual Lennon Award in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his song "Fly" from his solo CD Humming My Way Back Home. He lives outside Syracuse, New York, where he writes and edits for Acoustic Guitar, reports on the music scene for NPR’s All Things Considered, and hosts the monthly Words and Music Songwriter Showcase.
- Play like the Allman Brothers and Neil Young with Flatted III, VI, and VII Chords
- Songwriting Tip: Write First, Think Later
- Live Online Concerts at Folk Alliance International
- Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep from Singing?
- Use the Flat VI Chord in Your Blues Rock Songs
- Kaki King's Stage Guitars
- Using Familiar Songs as Songwriting Templates
- Blues/Rock Chord Changes
- Experiment with Sound
- Jeff Tweedy’s Word Games
- Rework an Existing Song
- Try Using Loops in Your Songwriting Process
- Seek Out Feedback When Writing Songs