Becoming better

What do you do to make yourself “better”? If you are a songwriter (and actually, no matter who you are), you need to be asking yourself this question. If you are not specifically considering ways to improve yourself, you are not even close to realizing your full potential. If you aren’t actually thinking of ways […]

Location, Location, Location!

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and get back to writing great songs! _________________ You often hear the phrase, “Location, location, location!” with regard to real estate. The term refers to the value of a piece of land or house. In essence, to determine the value of a house, one of the […]

Get Yourself to a Live Concert

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website: When was the last time you went to a concert? We often forget that we’re living in very privileged times: Turn on the stereo, the iPod, and to a certain extent, the radio or TV, and we can immerse ourselves in the style of […]

Reading Music Opens Your Mind

[Read all about songwriting, and become a better songwriter at: ”The Essential Secrets of Songwriting“]    If you can’t read music, you’re missing out on a fantastic opportunity to open your mind. It never ceases to amaze me how many people have the attitude that reading music stifles creativity. Stifles creativity?! Have you ever heard of […]

Get Curious!

[Read all about songwriting, and become a better songwriter at: “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting“] I work with music students as a daily feature of my working life at Dalhousie University. It’s a rewarding job most of the time. Because a major part of my job involves teaching ear training, I work with each and every student […]