7 Thoughts on Choosing a Song Topic

Is choosing a song topic more difficult than writing the song itself? Here are some ideas to help with that. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ It’ll be clear to anyone who spends even 3 minutes studying song topics that love still sells. Depending on what day you check, […]

Making Lists Can Help You Create Better Lyrics

If you find that your lyrics tend to wander about without a sense of focus, here’s a great idea for tightening them up. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ You might think that writing lyrics is a bit like writing a story. But there are important differences between writing […]

Dealing With Emotion in a Lyric is Tricky

Ultimately, what causes the connection between a song and a listener is the emotional response of the listener. The listener needs to hear something that makes them go, “I’ve been there before..”, or “I can imagine that happening to me..” That kind of empathy is important; if the audience isn’t putting themselves in the shoes […]

Song Lyrics: Give the Listener Some Credit For Their Brains

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle ________________________________ If you want lyrics that really connect with listeners, you’ll want to choose a universal theme such as love, politics, social justice, etc. These […]

After All is Said and Done, Love Still Sells

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Step-by-step, you can discover the true secrets of songwriting. Turn your songs into winners by downloading these e-books. _______________ A quick look at most of the lists on Billboard will confirm what everyone knows: love still sells a song. Listeners don’t want to just […]

You Want To Write, But Don't Know What To Write About!

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website Follow Gary on Twitter The desire to write may be there, but often we get stuck just trying to come up with a topic. It’s frustrating, because you feel that the world doesn’t need another goopy love song. So how do you come up […]