Posted by Krissy Nordhoff on 16 March 2018

For years I have heard that songwriters have one of two gifts: music or lyrics. After over 1,000 cowrites, I actually see 7 different gifts (or personalities) and all are listed for you with descriptions after you take this test. I hope this broader view helps you to understand your strengths and the strengths of those you are writing with in greater ways. I encourage you to take this test to give you more clarity on your personal songwriting strengths. I find knowing who you are gives you more confidence in your writing and co-writing.

I have had many people ask me, “Do you ever get really frustrated in a co-write?” The answer is YES! Many times we want to co-write with our best buddies, and that makes sense. But, sometimes people that connect on a social level do not connect on a writing level. It’s completely different!  

I have also come to realize that the best co-writing dynamics have happened when there is a combination of different gifts in the room. With this in mind, I would recommend purposely writing with friends gifted differently than you. Feel free to share this test with others to help you find your writing tribe. It will save you frustration, I promise! 

Keep writing, 

Krissy Nordhoff

Click here to take the test!

Krissy Nordhoff is a professional songwriter and co-founder of Brave Worship. She has had 3 Dove Award Nominations, and also won the Dove Award for Worship Song of the Year in 2012 for a song she cowrote called, “Your Great Name,”  which has impacted the church worldwide. Her songs have been recorded by artists including Natalie Grant, Mandisa, Darlene Zschech, Lauren Daigle, Dustin Smith, Aaron Shust, Anthony Evans, Meredith Andrews, Charles Billingsley, Todd Agnew, Kerrie Roberts, Lacey Sturm, Joseph Habedank, Corey Voss, and Michael Farren. For more information visit www.krissynordhoff.com or www.braveworship.com.

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