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 […]

Song Intros: Making them Relevant and Enticing

Your song’s intro might be a wasted opportunity to build an audience for your song. Get the songwriting ebook package that thousands of songwriters are now using to take their music to its highest level of excellence. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle comes with an 11th free eBook, “Creative Chord Progressions“. Read more.. The job of […]