With Songwriting Ideas, It’s Fragile First, Followed By Strong

In verse-chorus formats, tentative ideas need to be followed by strong ones. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ When I use the words “fragile” and “strong” as they pertain to songwriting, I’m usually describing chord progressions. A fragile progression is one that has a certain degree of ambiguity, […]

Are You Being Enough of a Risk-Taker?

Risk-taking is a crucial element in getting yourself noticed. Songwriting’s not for the faint of heart. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ I do my best learning when I approach a topic obliquely, which is to say that I learn more from analogies and metaphors than I do […]

Are You A New Songwriter? An Amazing World Awaits!

If you’re a new songwriter, welcome to a fascinating world! _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ As you know, I devote this blog to helping songwriters get better. But every once in a while I remind myself that today, a whole new set of people are going to try […]

Thoughts on Building a Fan Base For Your Music

Social media connections are meaningless if your music is flawed. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ All you have to do is Google “building a fan base for my music” to find a lot of advice for getting exposure. Quite a bit of that advice is logical, and […]

In Songwriting, What Is a Natural Energy Shape?

“Natural” energy is more important than energy that’s created at the production stage. Here’s how to create it. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ Predictability is not a good word in the songwriting world, but there are certain things you don’t mind being at least somewhat expected. For […]

What Is Your Vision?

Self-improvement is a positive act. It’s something you actively do. It’s sad to consider the number of people that think that by simply doing something over and over again, they’ll eventually get better. But mindless repetition will not get you the results you’re looking for. Most of the time, doing something over and over again cements […]