Known for her narrative, often confessional songwriting and genre-spanning style, Taylor Swift released her debut album a few months before her 17th birthday. Inspired by country musicians like Shania Twain and previous-Bird-featured-artist Dolly Parton, Swift started out writing songs about “what happened in school that 
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Curran Amster reflects on pandemic songwriting, growing older and not over-thinking things. What are you doing now, and how is music a part of your life?  I have been working on releasing my first EP, and I am super excited to get to put some 
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Former Bird student and camp counselor Walker Calhoun talks about how he still uses the lessons he learned at Bird, from tackling nerves to respecting coworkers. What are you doing now, and how is music a part of your life?  I’m an outdoor studies teacher 
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Drop D tuning gives your guitar a lower sound and makes it fun to experiment with one- and two-fingered chords. It’s great when used creatively around the fretboard. Lane walks you through it in this quick video.
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Catching up with former Bird student Frances Lee, from volleyball in Greece to going viral on TikTok
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