Songwriting and emotion

Songwriting, Emotion and Relevance

Good songs are efficient communication devices. But not particularly of facts and figures: if you want to educate your audience about the history of your town, for example, a song is a poor choice for doing so. Unless your song lyric is 80,000 words long, a book will more efficiently convey facts and figures. But […]

Musical Complexity – the Best Way to Achieve It

Years ago, I became interested in simple computer programming, mostly in BASIC. I didn’t have great aspirations; most of whatever code I wrote was for relatively uncomplicated things. I wrote a program that helped me keep a sensible budget (yeah, that helped), and then one a little more advanced that attempted to interpret Morse code. […]

6 Steps to a Good, Healthy Fan Base

It takes more than good music to build a fan base; it takes personality. ______________  It’s time to get serious about your songwriting. Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook DELUXE Bundle, written by Gary Ewer. It includes “From Amateur to Ace – Writing Songs Like a Pro.” Time to become the best songwriter you can be! Read more.. […]

The Many Ways to Bore an Audience

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Choosing a Song Topic With The “Dig Deeper” Method

Is it possible to choose a compelling song topic when pretty much everything has been sung about? ________________ As pop music evolves, the one thing that seems to have remained constant is: love sells. Whether it’s love as a religious experience (“Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars), love that’s not working (“I Knew You […]