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When the Worry Beast Comes to Town

I have a confession to make. I am a worrier. I worry about things. A lot. Things I can't control. Things I can. And although every ounce of my sane self says this is silly, you KNOW you can't control…
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Addicted to Yes

I was recently sitting on the balcony of a resort in Jamaica. It was early, and the world was quiet. It was wonderful to be able to sit and take the scene in. I was on a much needed mini…
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Finding Creative Freedom Through Letting Go

If you’ve been writing songs for a little while then chances are you probably have a method, whether loose or rigid, that you employ when tackling a new tune. Perhaps you start with the melody, or maybe you’re a work-from-the-hook…
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Take it for a Test Drive

I spoke with someone today who told me they are just learning how to play the guitar. They said that they planned to keep at it for the next two months, and that if they could play an F barre…
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What Prompted This?

Sometimes, as writers, we get a little stuck. You sit and you try to write the next best thing - or even the next anything - and things don't quite come rushing out as quickly or as easily as you…
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How Does She Do It?

I am a mom. I am a wife. I am a marketing professional. I am a singer. I am a songwriter. I do the laundry. I rescue lost socks. I do the grocery shopping. I cook the food. I do…
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When the Muse Takes a Day (or Year) Off

Being a creative person can be really freaking hard. You feel this need to create - to get your feelings out into the world - but sometimes you get so caught up inside of your head you end up blocking…
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Thank you for visiting lauraclapp.com! Take a look around and be sure to visit the Music Page to download Laura's latest offerings.

 

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Know how to write? Then you can write a song!

People always ask me about my songwriting process. Which comes first, the lyric or the melody? Is there a system you use to write your songs? Do you write everyday? When I tell them that it's different each time and…
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EP backing tracks available!

After many requests and a good kick in the pants from one of my fans (thanks Peter!) I have decided to release the backing tracks for my EP, "Go" for download.  These tracks are located on my Music page and…