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Creating Verse and Chorus Progressions That Work

If you like the chords-first songwriting process, you need to read “Writing a Song From a Chord Progression.” It will give you important step-by-step descriptions of how to make this method really work for you. Get it separately, or as part of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting 10-eBook Bundle” If you’re having a day when […]

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Organizing Your Songwriting Sessions: Breaks are Important

Most songwriters have their own kind of writing schedule that works for them. Some work best when they have a project in mind — an album, let’s say, or perhaps a show — and so they work hard, day after day, being guided by the project. And then between projects, their writing slows down, and […]

Bobby Owsinski: Creating a Professional-Sounding Recording- It’s in the Mix

GUEST POST by BOBBY OWSINSKI Bobby Owsinski is a producer/engineer and author of 18 books on music, recording and the music business including “The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook” and “Music 3.0: A Survival Guide For Making Music In The Internet Age.” He posts every day on THE BIG PICTURE production blog and the MUSIC 3.0 industry blog. ______________ Most songwriters […]

Getting a Song’s Foreground and Background In Proper Balance

When too many ideas are vying for attention, the result can be musical chaos. ____________________ Read more about how “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle can make you a top-level songwriter. ____________________ There’s a good reason why most of the walls in your house are off-white. Pale, featureless walls provide the perfect backdrop for […]

Balancing all the Elements of a Song

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Gary is the author of six songwriting e-books designed to get you thinking about how you write music. Click here to read about those e-books. ____________________ Someone recently drew my attention to a great article that Suzanne Vega wrote several months ago for the […]