The Essential Secrets of Songwriting

"The Essential Secrets of Songwriting"
Written by Gary Ewer,
© 2005, 2010, Pantomime Music Publications

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"The Essential Secrets of Songwriting", 2nd ed., contains everything you need to know about how to put a song together. It describes eleven basic principles that are absolutely ESSENTIAL to writing good music. To put it simply: Your best intentions will not ensure that you write good music. If you aren't following the eleven basic principles of good songwriting in this book, your songs are going to have problems. They are principles derived from the hit songs of the past four decades. These eleven principles show you exactly how the world's most successful music works.

The Essential Secrets of Songwriting, by Gary Ewer, is a complete e-book (221 pages) that shows you everything you need to know about how to write songs: how chord progressions work, how to write a good melody, what makes a good lyric, and more.

It analyzes the hit songs from the past four decades, showing you how the world's best songwriters have constructed their songs. It shows not just how melodies should be written, but how lyric needs to work together with melody.


  • why song form is so important;
  • how a great hook works;
  • writing intros and outros;
  • how to create chord progressions that work;
  • how a bridge works, and how to write one;
  • what to do about writer's block;
  • the difference between copyright, performance rights, mechanical rights and royalties.
  • a discography of songs that demonstrate all the concepts discussed within the book.
  • a glossary of musical terms.
  • and much more - EVERYTHING you need to know about songwriting!

And you can HEAR the musical samples demonstrated in the book by accessing the sound samples page on the internet! Get this book in combination with Gary Ewer's five other songwriting e-books, and bring the FUN back to writing music!