8 Ways of Creating Contrast Between Song Sections

The contrast principle is centuries old. Here’s how to apply it to today’s music. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get this eBook FREE OF CHARGE: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ Contrast has been an important aspect of musical composition for centuries. Back in the days of the Classical […]

Building a Complete Song From a Fragment

Once you’ve developed an idea for a song, the next step is to figure out what it is. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and receive your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ It’s much more normal to conjure up a fragment of music – either a line of […]

How to Make a Song Melody Easier for Audiences to Remember

Songs that are repetitious and simply constructed are much easier to remember. ____________________ Read more about how “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle can make you a top-level songwriter. ____________________ Choruses not only make use of a repeated phrase, but the structure of the repeated phrase itself becomes very simple, using very basic scale or […]

To Write a Song, You Might Try Sketching It First

Sketching ideas out as you work is a great way to stimulate your musical imagination. _______________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and learn how to apply 11 important principles of songwriting. (Right now, save 56%) _______________ An architect would never plan their next building design by only sitting and thinking about it. […]

Verse-Only Songs and the Contrast Principle

Providing contrast in songs that feature a verse melody only – here’s how that’s done. ____________________ Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle. Learn how a lack of form will kill any song. ____________________ When your song follows a verse-chorus format (including the optional use of pre-chorus, bridge, or other miscellaneous sections), what’s really […]

Getting Pre-Chorus Chord Choices Right

The chords of a pre-chorus, like the melody and lyric, need to build song energy. ____________________ Read more about how “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle can make you a top-level songwriter. ____________________ A pre-chorus is a short section of music that sits between the verse and the chorus. Its main function is to act […]