7 Ideas to Help Neutralize Writer’s Block

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. _________ Humans have an ability that no other animal (apparently) has, which is to think creatively, and to communicate those creations to others. But what do you do when musical ideas seem to dry up? Nothing frustrates songwriters more than the sudden […]

Keeping Songs Fresh, and the Predictability Factor

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. You don’t need to wait for inspiration to write great music! _________ In musical composition, we use the word “fresh” to mean that there is an acceptable dose of innovation and creativity. A song that bores us is suffering from one of two things: it’s either 1) too […]

Do The Same Songwriting Principles Apply to All Genres?

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. You don’t need to wait for inspiration to write great music! _________ It’s a fair question for a songwriter to ask: If you’re going to talk about songwriting principles, doesn’t it make sense that each musical genre should have its own set of principles? After all, you […]

Songwriting and Time Signatures: Time to Branch Out

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle, and build your audience base, starting right now. _________ The time signature you use determines the patterns of strong beats and weak beats in your songwriting – or vice versa! This usually happens without us giving it much of a thought. The vast majority of music from pop […]

When Successful Songs Defy Explanation

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. _________ America’s first big hit, “A Horse With No Name” (1972), written by Dewey Bunnell, seems to defy all “rules” for creating a successful chart-topping song. Melodic contour is almost non-existent, and the entire song is built on a 2-chord progression: […]

Adding Innovative Elements to Your Next Song

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! _________ In songwriting, an innovative element is some aspect that jumps out at the listener, something that presents itself as being creative and imaginative. All songs should incorporate something that sets it apart from every other song out there, so in a […]