Hey everyone, I know a lot of you guitarists aren't really songwriters but for those of us who are, I'm curious what you think the keys to a great song are... I'm definitely just a novice songwriter but from my personal experience with music the 2 main keys to a good song are: 1) Conviction. It's not about the notes or changes, it's about how you make those notes or changes count with convition. 2) Textures. Basically every classic song you've ever heard on the radio is masterfully produced. It's produced in a way that creates effective music textures that sound good on the ears which is mostly due to good layering... What do you guys think?