Reducing Instruments in a Song Intro Keeps People Listening

The intro can be the most important part of a song; if you don’t grab the listener quick, they’ll move on. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ Back in the days of the early Classical musicians, say around 1750 or so, a composer would write an intro to their […]

Making Lists Can Help You Create Better Lyrics

If you find that your lyrics tend to wander about without a sense of focus, here’s a great idea for tightening them up. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ You might think that writing lyrics is a bit like writing a story. But there are important differences between writing […]

5 Basic Pointers For Adding Chords to Melodies

You’re working out the melody for your next tune, but the chords just aren’t happening? Here’s a basic set-by-step for harmonizing a melody. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ It doesn’t matter how good your melody is if your chord progression doesn’t work. A chord progression is like the […]

The Role of the Hook in Verse-Only Songs

The most common song hook is found in the chorus. But in verse-only songs, what role does the hook play? ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ A song’s hook is, theoretically, that thing that keeps bringing listeners back and building an audience base. As the specifics of a song […]

Downward Key Changes Might “Brighten” a Song – Here’s How

If you’re looking for ways to brighten the feel of a song, moving the key downward might (paradoxically) work. Read on.. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ I’ve written about the matter of changing key within a song before, and most of the time I talk about ways to […]

Easy Music Theory 2.0 is Now Available (Download)

“Easy Music Theory” will take you from nothing to college-level in 25 easy lessons. Guaranteed! ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ “Easy Music Theory with Gary Ewer” version 2.0 is now available, as an instant download. If you’ve been intimidated by the thought of trying to learn music theory, […]