Derek Lee Goodreid

Born to Raise Hell & Sing the Blues.

Sparking Creativity: Songwriting Inspiration

Picture this: You’re sitting in your room, guitar in hand, ready to pen the next chart-topping hit. But instead of melodies flowing effortlessly, you find yourself stuck in a lyrical labyrinth, trying to figure out where to begin. Grab your coffee, tune your instruments, and dive headfirst into the delightful chaos of musical creation!” The first […]

Overcoming the Struggles of Imposter Syndrome: A Guide for Musicians

Imposter syndrome is a common challenge faced by artists and musicians alike. It’s that nagging feeling that you’re not as talented or worthy as others perceive you to be despite your achievements and talents. This debilitating self-doubt can seriously hinder your creative process and impede your progress. I would like to offer some practical ways […]

Embracing Self-Worth: Shaking Off the Dust and Moving Forward

Today, I want to dive into a thought-provoking concept that has resonated with me lately, especially as a musician and artist – the idea of shaking the dust from our boots in the context of relationships and situations where we might not be valued or respected. It’s a metaphor that speaks volumes about our worth […]

The Power of Learning an Instrument: Unleashing Your Creative Potential in Songwriting and Music Production

In an era dominated by technological advancements and AI-driven tools, the importance of learning a musical instrument in songwriting and music production cannot be overstated. While technology undoubtedly offers convenience and possibilities, there is irreplaceable magic that comes from connecting with a physical instrument. I believe there is significant and numerous benefits of embracing learning […]

Healthy Habits for Musicians with PTSD: Maintaining Balance and Wellness

While enjoying my coffee this morning, I realised the importance of sharing my perspective. As an artist and musician dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), juggling the pressures of life and creating music and songwriting can be even more stressful. However, prioritising self-care and healthy habits is essential for overall well-being. Therefore, I want to […]