Creating Climactic Moments in Song Melodies

Most songs have several climactic moments, and where you place them can be crucial to a song’s success. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ A song’s climactic moment is hard to define, but it’s usually fairly obvious when you hear it. That’s because a climactic moment isn’t just a […]

Alex Clare’s “Too Close”: Thinking in Melodic Phrases

Shortening up the length of musical phrases helps create a natural musical intensity. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ Simplicity is one of the most important aspects of good songwriting. Simplicity ensures that your audience will remember what you’ve written, and simplicity makes certain that they’ll be able […]

Writing a Song Refrain: It’s Not Just a Short Chorus

If all you know about a refrain is that it’s shorter than a chorus, read on. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ Refrains have been an integral part of songwriting for literally centuries. Over those many hundreds of years, however, its definition has modified. When it used to […]

Song Structure: Writing a Song Refrain

When writing a refrain, think of it as the last line of a verse. ___________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and start building your audience base. ___________________ A song’s refrain is often thought of as sounding like a very short chorus. But it’s actually operating more accurately as the final line of a […]

What Verse 2 Lyrics Should Be Doing In Your Song

Verse 2 is typically a repeat of verse 1’s melody and chords, but there are things you should be doing that differ. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ Verse-chorus formats are the most common ones in modern day popular song. In many cases, the most significant […]

What Songwriters Need to Know About Song Structure

One way to create a sense of uniqueness with your music is to consider an ad hoc form. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ It’s a good bet that most seasoned songwriters won’t have a lot to say about song structure. There’s a “just get going and […]