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Becoming More Noticeable in the Songwriting World

There are many reasons why people write songs, but almost all writers of music get into it for the same reason: as a means of personal expression. Some eventually enter the professional world, while others remain happily amateur, writing mainly for themselves, family and friends. Regardless of the eventual direction, composing songs requires the songwriter […]

Writing a Song from a Chord Progression

New Ebook: “Writing a Song From a Chord Progression”

I mentioned in my blog post yesterday that I was just about finished a new short ebook about chords-first songwriting. It’s now finished, all except for a final thorough proofread. It’s part of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle. Read more. Here’s a short excerpt from the 35-page “Writing a Song From a Chord […]

Gary Ewer: Hooks and Riffs

New Songwriting eBook — And a FREE OFFER

[This article has been edited to reflect a new discount deal available at the Online Store.] I’ve been quietly working on a new eBook for the past while, and it’s finally finished! “Hooks and Riffs: How They Grab Attention, Make Songs Memorable, and Build Your Fan Base” is available now, as part of “The Essential Secrets of […]

The Songwriter’s Quick-Tips Newsletter… 2.0

Back in 2008 I began a newsletter for songwriters, “The Songwriter’s Quick-Tips Newsletter.” My last edition was in January of 2014, but I’m happy to announce that I will be starting the newsletter up again, with the first edition of the new version to be sent out later this month. It’s completely free, and I’d […]

7 Chord Progressions With Rising Bass Lines

Discover the 11 secrets that pro songwriters have known for decades. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle is being used by thousands of songwriters to take their music to a new level of excellence. Now with a new FREE eBook. Read more… ______________ I had some ideas for a few progressions to try, ones that result in a rising bass […]