Songwriting is the center of my musical universe.
I’ve been playing music since I was four years old, and teaching music lessons on a variety of instruments, pursuits and styles for at least 25 years. And I’m still a big believer in the fundamentals—discipline, technique, practicing, music theory . . . no matter what kind of musician you want to be, it isn’t fun if you can’t play. But songwriting is the center of my musical universe. It holds it all together for me—constantly giving me the focus, meaning, and purpose I need to return to the well over and over again. There’s only one feeling in the world better than finishing a song, and that’s starting the next one.
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DAVID CLOYD is an indie singer/songwriter, recording artist, and composer. Pro music credentials include:
Primary musical influences include The Beatles, Radiohead, Beck, Peter Gabriel, Glen Hansard, Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Björk, Sigur Rós, Stevie Wonder, Punch Brothers, Jeff Buckley, The Police, The Flaming Lips, Elbow, The Beach Boys, Henryk Górecki, Steve Reich, Beethoven, Bartok, Haydn, Chopin, Stravinsky, John Adams, Danny Elfman, and Jon Brion.
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