How to Improvise Your Next Song

I wrote recently about the difference between theory and practice (“What’s Most Important: Theory or Practice?“) The best songwriters are the ones that know a bit of the theory behind what they do, and then spend a good amount of time “practicing” their art. The practical side of songwriting is the actual doing side. In pop […]

Songwriting Tips & Tricks: Generating Ideas By On-the-Spot Improvising

Improvising happens in every genre of music you can name, some genres more than others. A jazz concert will likely feature improvisation as a key element in practically every song. In that case, we usually mean a sax player or guitarist that might take a solo. But improvisation, of course, happens in every sub-genre of pop music, […]

When Improvisation is a Good Songwriting Tool

Improvisation can stimulate your creative mind and allow musical ideas to flow. _______________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build an audience-base for your music. (Right now, save 56%) _______________ If you’re stumped for good songwriting ideas, improvising is a great way to start thinking creatively again. But improvisation, when it’s just you, […]

The Value of Improvisation in Pop Songwriting

Improvisation is a vital part of pop song structure, and should be practiced daily. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and learn the 11 principles crucial to any songwriter’s success. _____________ There’s an interesting difference between the performance of pop music and Classical music, and it’s this: any one performance of a piece Classical […]

How to Improvise Your Way to Your Next Song

If you’re paying attention while improvising, you’ve got the makings of your next song. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ In a way, everything we write is the product of improvisation. We toss ideas around in our mind, try some things out on guitar or keyboard, and create melodies […]

5 Improvisation Activities That Generate Song Ideas

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting”. It’s supposed to be FUN to become the best songwriter you can be! ___________________ I applaud the songwriter who spends as much or more time working out small songwriting challenges than they do actually writing songs. In the world of the visual arts, great artists do an enormous amount […]