Jack Garratt

When You Worry Too Much About Other People’s Opinions

If you’re not familiar with the music of Jack Garratt, you’re missing out. Every aspect of his music is worthy of some pretty intense study: the melodies, the power of the vocals, the fantastic production, and then those captivating videos. I think what I like most about his music is his ability to create something […]

Songwriting materials

What Are You Really Writing About?

Written for The Essential Secrets of Songwriting Blog by Robin Frederick You’re Inspired! You woke up in the middle of the night with a killer first verse running through your head. You actually sat up in bed and said: “Man, that’s killer!” You managed to write it down before you forgot it. Maybe you even got […]

Learning From the Greats: Rodney Crowell

Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, along with a FREE copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. Read more.. _____________ There’s an article/interview in American Songwriter magazine with Rodney Crowell, country singer-songwriter, that was done back in 1989. It’s a reminder that not much changes in the world of hit songwriting, and […]

When Brahms Speaks, Even Pop Songwriters Should Listen

Stop making the same mistakes over and over again. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle will show you how to create and harmonize compelling melodies, and show you why the greatest songs of the past 6 decades have been so successful. Learn the basics of chords, melodies, lyrics, and much more. __________ Read the following sentence, attributed […]

How Your Performance Level Often Dictates Your Songwriting Level

If all your songs are sounding the same, it may not be a songwriting problem at all. ___________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and become the songwriter you always thought you should be. ___________ One of the best ways to improve your songwriting skills has, at first glance, not much to do […]

Songwriters, Is It Time to Step Back?

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • Good songs sell! Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle – available now at a 50% savings! ________________________________ Are you a non-stop songwriter? Sometimes, in the music world, moving forward happens best when you take […]