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Songwriting eBook Bundle with Full Theory Course Now Available

Sorry it’s taken a while to get this done… As you may know, recent purchasers of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle have been given the 12-lesson Songwriter’s Edition of my Easy Music Theory video-based course. I had said that I would create a discount for those who wanted the eBooks along with a full […]

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What Music Theory Does (and Doesn’t Do) For Your Songwriting

Many (perhaps most) songwriters have less than what might be called a working knowledge of the rudiments of music. Most create their songs on instinct — they write what sounds good, what their ear tells them they should write. So what’s wrong with that? If that’s working for you, why muddy the waters with something like […]

In Songwriting, Rules Stifle the Imagination

There are no fewer than 11 guiding principles that describe how great music works. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting”eBook Bundle packages show you each principle, and describe how they’ll make your own songs better. Read more.. __________ I am a big fan of music theory, and believe that songwriters who have a working knowledge of the nuts and bolts […]

“Easy Music Theory: Songwriter and Performer Edition” Now Available

Songwriters and performers – here’s a video-based downloadable theory course at a fantastic introductory price! _________ It’s taken a while but it’s ready! Many of you have been saying that you wanted to get my “Easy Music Theory” course, but what you really wanted was a shortened version that applied specifically to the kind of […]

How to Improve Your Music-Reading Abilities

Polishing your music-reading skills can actually help you become a better songwriter. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-Ebook Bundle. 11 Songwriting Principles That Will Turn Your Writing Around – Guaranteed. _____________ There are many advantages to being able to read and write music. You’ll be able to communicate your musical ideas to others. You’ll ensure that […]

Creating Song Melodies and Chords in the Dorian Mode

A short primer on the creation and use of the dorian modal scale. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and learn the 11 principles crucial to any songwriter’s success. _____________ A discussion about modes can get very technical, so let’s look at a simple, immediately useful definition of modal scales. For our purposes, a scale […]