5 Chord Progression Tips For Your Next Song

You’d be surprised how effective a plain, predictable progression can be in a pop song. _______________________ “More Essential Chord Progressions” picks up where the first collection leaves off, giving you tons of progressions including circle of fifths, suspensions, inverted pedal point, and more. It comes with “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle Packages. Read more.. […]

Successful Songs: the Importance of a Catchy Start

An intro can either work brilliantly, or bore your audience so that they never even hear your song. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ There’s a good reason why some hit songs, like “Hey Jude”, […]

Post 1000 – And On We Go…

After 1000 posts, it’s still all about musical curiosity. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and claim your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ I noticed this morning that I’m about to click “Publish” and post my 1000th article for this blog. You might wonder how anyone can find 1000 […]

What Comes First, Words or Music?

GUEST POST by MARKUS RILL Markus Rill is a singer-songwriter from Germany. He has just released his 8th album “My Rocket Ship” on Blue Rose Records and tours all over Europe and the US. Music at markusrill.bandcamp.com. More info at www.markusrill.net, in the blog at rocknrill.tumblr.com, www.facebook.com/markusrill, www.twitter.com/markusrill __________ One of the most commonly asked […]

The Best Gift

To all my blog followers, I wish you a wonderfully merry Christmas filled with happiness, and hope that you are able to spend a relaxing time with family and friends. As songwriters, you have the ability to create and share the best possible gift: the gift of music. There is nothing quite like the amazing […]

The Good and the Bad of Songwriting Formulas

Some thoughts (and posts) regarding songwriting formulas – when they’re good, and when they’re not. _______________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle: Songwriting instruction that’s powerful and effective! _________________ Not all formulas that pertain to songwriting are bad. But you need to know that following a formula means that to a certain degree you’re giving listeners […]