New Video: Why Hooks Are So Important To Pop Songs

It’s only taken me about a year and a half, but I finally have a new songwriting video up. “Why Hooks Are So Important To Pop Songs ” is an introductory view of song hooks – what they are, and their fundamental characteristics.

The video actually serves as a good introduction to more in-depth look at hooks in my eBook “Hooks and Riffs: How They Grab Attention, Make Songs Memorable, and Build Your Fan Base.”

I’ve got more videos planned, and as I get busy doing them, please feel free to suggest topics in the comments below – I’d love your ideas.


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  1. Hi Gary,

    First let me thank you for your excellent newsletters your send me for years.
    They are a huge information source for me!

    I’m in the same situation as Patrick, I have your books 1 to 7 and I would like to purchase a update to add volume 8 till 10. I also wonder if you could send me a update of volume’s 1-2-3.

    Thank and all the best from the French Loire Valley.

    • Hi Marc:

      Thanks for writing. I’ll be sending you an email shortly.

      Very glad you find the materials helpful. All the best with your songwriting projects!

  2. Hi, Gary:

    I bought your bundle back when there were only 6 books. I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of them, as well as the daily emails. I was just wondering if there was an upgrade price on getting the newer books, instead of having to buy the whole bundle again.


    • Hi Patrick:

      Based on your purchase info, you’re entitled to a free upgrade. You’ll be receiving an email shortly with download information.

      I’m glad you find the materials to be useful, Patrick. All the best!


      • Thanks for being so generous; I look forward to checking out the new books. Between your books and Pedler’s “the Songwriting Secrets of the Beatles,” my songwriting has improved a lot. And thanks again for the daily posts – sometimes they are just what I need at the time.

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