The Case For and Against Songwriting Collaborations

 Songwriting partnerships should not exclude the demonstration of healthy egos. __________ The new 3rd edition of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” ebook manual is now released! A songwriting manual that’s part of Gary Ewer’s 6-ebook bundle. Take your songwriting to a new level of excellence! Get the eBooks.. __________ Every once in a while, the notion of […]

Other Than Verse and Chorus, What Other Sections Should a Song Have?

Strengthening your song’s structure often comes down to what you add to the verse and chorus format. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ Pop songs are structurally simple compositions rarely lasting more than 5 minutes. Most of the time that structure is mainly the alternating back and forth […]

Why a Double Chorus Might Work Better Than a Pre-Chorus

Adding a second chorus to your song can be an alternative to the pre-chorus. Here’s how it works. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ Is it possible, or even desirable, to write a song that uses a double chorus? Your first thought might be that it […]

5 Tips for Developing a Bridge (Middle-8) For Your Song

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. _________ A bridge usually comes after the second chorus in a song, and it has many reasons for existing. Among those reasons, the introduction of new melodic material is probably the most important one. After two verses and two choruses, your […]

Writing a Compound Chorus: Beyoncé's "Single Ladies"

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Check out Gary Ewer’s songwriting e-books– Get the most out of your songwriting abilities, and start writing hit songs! __________ A compound chorus is one which uses two or more distinct melodies and lyrics, each of which include the necessary characteristics of a chorus. […]

The 2009 BET Awards Show Honours Michael Jackson

by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website: The 2009 BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards were handed out last night in Los Angeles. The show was completely refashioned as a Michael Jackson homage, complete with wardrobe and musical tributes to the King of Pop. Probably the most surprising aspect of the spectacle was […]