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Writing a Song With Unrelated Sections

You might assume that a verse should have some connection to the chorus that follows it — something that makes the verse and chorus sound like musical partners. Creating musical partners of various sorts is usually a goal in good songwriting. But (with the possible exception of the lyrics) it is possible to write a verse and […]

Where to Place a Climactic Moment in a Song Melody

A climactic moment makes music memorable, and adds energy and excitement. _______________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base! _______________ Songs usually have several so-called climactic moments, but the moment that usually counts as the most significant is the one that happens in the chorus. In a way, a […]

Classic Song Analysis: “God Only Knows” (Wilson/Asher)

A gorgeous tune, and groundbreaking in its day, “God Only Knows” still has lots for today’s songwriters to learn. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ “God Only Knows”, from the Beach Boys’ seminal album Pet Sounds (1966), usually makes it to any list […]

Too Much of a New (or Old) Thing Makes a Song Boring

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Learn all the secrets of how to write great songs by checking out these books. ____________ As a hit songwriter, your most important goal is to write songs that keep people humming. Without that crucial something that grabs the listener, your song will get […]