How Important is "Form" in the Songwriting Process?

Form, which you may also know by the words “design”, “structure”, or perhaps “outline” or “sketch,” refers to how your song changes over time. Verse, pre-chorus, chorus, bridge, etc. – these are all words that speak to how a song develops, changes and grows through its 3-5 minutes. But in an art form where instinct counts for so much, is […]

Solving Basic Songwriting Problems Before They Start

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ The fact that your music might bore someone should not be automatically taken to mean that something is wrong. Even the best music in the world will bore some people. That speaks to the diversity of musical taste that exists in the species. […]

5 Secrets to Making the Verse-Chorus Format Work

When we talk about “secrets” in songwriting, we’re talking about things everyone hears but can’t necessarily put into words. You NEED to know why great songs are great so that you can apply those ideas to your own music. Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle – a COMPLETE guide to writing better […]

Song Intros: 10 Seconds That Can Make or Break Your Tune

It will amaze you to see how close a bad song is to being good. The dividing line is often very thin. With a few small fixes, you can turn yourself into a top-level songwriter! Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get yourself on the right track! Read More.. _________________ Practically all […]

Successful Songs Are a Partnership of Musical Elements

Every element within a song needs to be carefully crafted in order to work well with each other. Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, now with a 7th eBook absolutely FREE: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.” Read more.. ___________ Every great song has something that grabs your attention. It might be a turn […]

7 Ways That Song Form May Be Your Biggest Problem

Constant songwriting without study may mean you’re reinforcing errors and getting worse.  Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, which includes “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”  More.. _____________ One of the biggest causes of bad songs is bad form. That may seem like a controversial statement, since it may appear that there are […]