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Avoid These 5 Chord Progression Mistakes In Your Songwriting

Knowing why some chord progressions your’e coming up with sound good while others just don’t work at all is an entire area of study in music schools. For many of you, though, a good chord progression is something you can come up with by improvising and by borrowing ideas from other existing progressions. In this blog […]

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5 Random Songwriting Tips For the Song You Can’t Finish

“It’s finished, but it just doesn’t sound right, and I can’t tell what’s wrong.“ Is that a familiar feeling? You’re not suffering from writer’s block — it’s more that even though your latest song is finished, it’s just missing something. The energy isn’t there, or the melody sounds scattered, or the chords aren’t working, or… you get […]

Using the Songwriter’s Checklist to Diagnose Problems

You’ve just written your new song, but it’s got problems. What’s worse, you can’t really tell what the problem is, you just know that something doesn’t sound right. What do you do? A few years back I designed a checklist for songwriters to use in such a case, and you can download that free checklist […]

Why Do Chord Progressions Get So Much Attention From Songwriters?

Chords are the landscape upon which all other song components sit. That’s reason enough to focus on the importance of chords. ___________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and open your eyes to the principles of great songwriting. ___________________ If you check out the most-read posts from the past day and the past week on […]

5 Bad Songwriting Habits With Easy Solutions

Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle, along with today’s great deal. Read more.. _____________ Do get stuck in a songwriting rut on a regular basis? When it’s hard to be creative, and that goes on for days or weeks, it’s easy to believe that you’ve got big problems that may not have solutions. […]

Solving Basic Songwriting Problems Before They Start

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ The fact that your music might bore someone should not be automatically taken to mean that something is wrong. Even the best music in the world will bore some people. That speaks to the diversity of musical taste that exists in the species. […]