Studying Old (Good) Tunes is a Must for Today’s Songwriters

If you aren’t studying the oldies, you’re missing a glorious opportunity to improve your craft. ______________  Take your songwriting to a new level of excellence. Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle, written by Gary Ewer. Includes “From Amateur to Ace – Writing Songs Like a Pro.” Time to become the best songwriter you can […]

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Figuring Out Why The Songs You Love Are So Compelling

Discovering why you like a song is a great first step to improving your own songwriting technique. Looking for good songwriting content for your iPad, Kindle, laptop, desktop, or other PDF-reading device? Gary Ewer’s eBook Bundles will show you why good songs are good, and how to apply those lessons to your own music. Get the […]

Song Analysis: Chicago's "More Will Be Revealed"

For up-&-coming songwriters, it’s a great idea to check out what veteran songwriters are doing these days. Their years of experience and musical know-how make practically every song they write a songwriter’s workshop. Master songwriter Robert Lamm, one of the founding members of Chicago, has co-written (with Phil Galdston) a really great song, “More Will Be […]

The Songwriting Process: Music From a Conveyor Belt

Honing your abilities to write great songs means learning how all the different elements of a song work and communicate with each other. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle covers every important aspect of songwriting, from chords to melody-writing to lyrics.  Now with a 7th FREE eBook. Read more… ______________ For composers, it’s an amazing feeling when you imagine all or […]

Successful Songs Are a Partnership of Musical Elements

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John Mayer's "Paper Doll" – Why the Melody Works So Well

Repetition and contrast provide melodic strength to “Paper Doll”. _______________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 eBook Bundle, and get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” free. _______________________ John Mayer’s “Paper Doll”, from his recent “Paradise Valley” album (released in August, 2013), is a beautiful tune that shows songwriters how melodic motifs […]