Writing Songs “Out of Sequence” Provides the Best Results

Just because listeners hear your songs from start to finish doesn’t mean you have to (or even should) write them that way. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ It’s surprising that this would need to be said, but there’s no need to write your song in sequence from […]

Song Choruses, and the Importance of the Tonic Note and Chord

The presence of the tonic note and chord strengthens the structure of a song chorus. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ Whether it’s apparent to an audience or not — and it usually isn’t — a song is a short musical journey that places great significance on the […]

Do Your Songs Bore Even You? 10 Ways To Write Better Music

It doesn’t take much to turn a boring song into something that gets people excited. Try these 10 ideas. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out why your songs may be missing the mark. _____________ Every once in a while an up-and-coming songwriter will write me and say something along the […]

Writing Great Songs: How You Start Can Be Crucial

How you start a song has a lot to do with how it ends up sounding. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out which songs become hits, and why they sound so good. _____________ If you find that all of the songs you write are starting to sound the same, take a look […]

What To Do If Your Songs Are Too “Sweet”

Several factors will make music sound sweeter than you want it to, including chord choice, melodic shape and overall production. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out which songs become hits, and why they sound so good. _____________ You’ll probably notice that when you sit down and listen to several of your […]

Repetition Can Work if You Change Something Each Time

Without repetition, a song would be too difficult for the average listener to remember once it’s done. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out which songs become hits, and why they sound so good. _____________ It can really surprise you how little raw material there is in most songs. The vast majority […]