Joni Mitchell

Writing Song Melodies That Can Build a Fanbase

Do you get stuck at the melody-writing stage of songwriting? Do you find chords easy, but melody hard? What can you do to come up with melodies that are enticing and attractive to an audience? Melodies and lyrics are the trickiest parts of songwriting for most songwriters, because those are likely the parts of songs […]

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An Idea for Increasing Your Songwriting Output

For some songwriters the process that takes you from that initial idea to a completed song can be long, meaning that the number of good (finished) songs you write per month might be relatively low – maybe 1 or 2. Your instincts might tell you that the easiest way to become a more prolific songwriter […]

Writing New Song Melodies Based On Old Ones

You’d be forgiven for thinking that all the good melodies have been taken. Since most songs are tonal (i.e., they exist in a key), that means that the majority of them are comprised of seven different pitches, all arranged in different ways. It makes you wonder, how many melodies can possibly be concocted by using seven pitches? Well, […]

Giving a Chorus Melody a Lift

“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle shows you every aspect of what makes songs great, and show you why the greatest songs of the past 6 decades have been so successful. Become a better songwriter, guaranteed!  Read more. __________ There are some basic differences between verses and choruses, differences that almost always show up no matter […]

5 Good Reasons for Songwriters to Multitask

You take full advantage of your creative mind when you juggle several songwriting projects. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get this eBook FREE OF CHARGE: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ If you’re like most composers of music, you like to concentrate on one song at a time. But […]

How Bad Structure Weakens a Song

How you know your song’s structure is working: you don’t notice it. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and learn the 11 principles crucial to any songwriter’s success. _____________ Ask anyone who knows even the tiniest bit about what song structure is, and they’ll probably tell you that it relates to the choices you […]