Writing a Song Backwards: Yes, It Works

By writing from end to start, you do something crucial: You identify goals first. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and discover how the world’s best songs can help you improve! _____________ If you want a good analogy for what many go through when they write a song, it’s a bit like this: stand […]

My Guest Blog Post on UJAM

Last year at some point I became acquainted with UJAM, the site that allows pretty much anybody to create music easily using their free online software. In addition to being a way to write songs, I really believe UJAM is the kind of program that can be a great compositional tool for songwriters. It takes […]

Why Getting a Songwriting Partner is Usually a Good Idea

Some fear partnering with another songwriter will weaken your music, but the opposite is usually the case. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and discover how the world’s best songs can help you improve! _____________ Writing music is a very personal activity. We usually have to dig down into our very souls to find […]

Writer’s Block: Do You Have “Imposter Syndrome”?

Have that nagging feeling that you maybe aren’t a songwriter after all? Don’t let “imposter syndrome” defeat you! ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and discover how the world’s best songs can help you improve! _____________ When we suffer from writer’s block, we often take heart by getting advice from other songwriters. But did […]

5 Ways to Demonstrate the Power of Opposite Ideas

Placing opposite ideas near each other is an important feature of good songwriting. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ A colleague of mine was once asked what music was. His reply was, “Anything written with musical intent.” In context, his answer made sense, […]

5 Ways to Increase the Number of Songs You Write

There are several ways you can make sure that the songs keep flowing. Check out the list in this blog post. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ If you’re like most songwriters, you’ve probably got a ton of musical bits that don’t have a home yet. Snippets […]