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The Secret to Writing a Great Song Verse

A good verse is vital to a song’s success. These days, a listener might not wait until the chorus. ______________ Take your songwriting to a new level of excellence. Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages, written by Gary Ewer. Get today’s DISCOUNT PRICE. Read more.. ______________ The tricky thing about pop songs is that […]

What Makes an Effective Chorus Chord Progression?

A good chorus progression acts as a partner to a good verse progression. ________________ Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle. High-quality PDFs for laptop, desktop, iPad, or any other PDF-reading device. Stop struggling! It’s time to take your songwriting to a new level of excellence. ________________ There are definitely common characteristics of chorus […]

Writing a Verse That Prepares the Audience for the Chorus

Sharon Van Etten’s amazing tune, “Your Love is Killing Me,” shows exactly how a verse can make a chorus sound fantastic. _______________  “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages come with the eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro“. Read more.. ________________ Choruses are typically easier to write than verses because the chorus is […]

Writing Songs That Use an Ad Hoc Design

An ad hoc form is one that’s unique and specifically designed for one song. Here’s how to create one. ________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle. The songwriting manuals used by thousands of songwriters, all written by Gary Ewer ________________ When we talk about form in songwriting, we usually mean the arrangement of verses and […]

Is Your Song Chorus Really Better as a Verse?

Sometimes the song section you’re working on make better musical sense when you move it to a different part of your song. _____________ Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, along with a FREE copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. Read more.. _____________ Back in the summer I did an interview […]

Building Musical Momentum in a Natural Way

Moving a melody upward is an easy and natural way to ensure that people keep listening to your music. _______________ Written by Gary Ewer, author of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook Bundle. _______________ It’s hard to define exactly what we mean by musical momentum as it pertains to songwriting. Like many terms relating to the […]