Limiting the Number of Ideas in a Song

Clutter, at least with regard to songwriting, happens when the following is true: your song has too many musical ideas, and/or those ideas don’t communicate well with each other. But what do we mean by too many musical ideas? What constitutes and idea, and how many ideas should a good song have? Are you looking for […]

When Songs Have Too Many Ideas

When you love a song, its main hook is usually its most important feature. In a sense, no matter what else goes on in a song, everything works toward the hook. While the quality of all features is vital, everything culminates in the hook. It’s like climbing a mountain. The mountain peak is the immediately identifiable feature. That […]

Is Your Songwriting Output Slowing Down?

Clutter is the most common cause of diminished songwriting output. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ If you find that the number of songs you’re writing these days is slowing down, there’s not necessarily any reason to be alarmed. There […]