Chords and Melodies: 5 Errors to Avoid

Purchase and DOWNLOAD Gary Ewer’s songwriting e-books here ($95.70 $37.00) and get a copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro“ FREE. _____ For most songwriters, songwriting means starting either with a chord progression above which you’ll be adding a melody, or starting with a melody underneath which you’ll be adding chords. You can’t get around it: […]

Giving Your Melody a Shot of Excitement – Can You Say "Appoggiatura"?

Normally, an Italian musical term from the classical music world would send any self-respecting songwriter running for cover. In this case, the daunting word “appoggiatura” can actually become your best friend if you’re trying to find a good way to inject some energy and interest into an otherwise boring melody. Here’s how it works. An […]