Use Your Words! Developing a Lyrics-First Songwriting Process

New eBook: “Use Your Words! Developing a Lyrics-First Songwriting Process”

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just completed a new eBook for songwriters entitled “Use Your Words! Developing a Lyrics-First Songwriting Process.” It’s available right now at the online store as a free add-on to the 10-eBook Bundle. (It will also be available as a separate sale item in the coming days.) For a limited time, […]

“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” - 4th ed.

Essential Secrets of Songwriting eBook: New 4th Edition Now Available

I’m excited to announce that the newest edition of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook is complete and now available at the Online Store. As with previous new editions that I’ve released, this 4th Edition contains some new sections (“The Pay-Off Line”, “The Songwriting Process”, for example), as well as the typical rewording and including […]

Keyboard & Guitar

How Do You Settle On a Songwriting Process?

When you ask songwriters to describe their songwriting process, the answer you invariably get is, “It depends…” That’s the answer we tend to expect, and of course it really does depend, doesn’t it? If you are like most songwriters, you’ll find that a short fragment of music will plant itself in your brain, and that […]

Gary Ewer

Welcome to the New Essential Secrets of Songwriting!

After almost 8 years of doing a blog, I’ve decided to take the plunge and switch to a new self-hosted version. For many of you, you likely got to this page by being redirected from an old WordPress link. And if you’re new here, welcome! My new blog address is http://www.secretsofsongwriting.com. So if you have […]

Can Studying Old Hit Songs Help Us Today?

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle and discover how to write great songs. It’s important to stay current in the songwriting world, and be familiar with what the new music of today sounds like. It keeps you up-to-date particularly with the sound and performance style of today’s music, which is always changing. […]