The songwriting journey

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 […]

Creative Exhaustion

Working Through Creative Exhaustion

“Chord Progression Formulas” shows you how to create dozens of great progressions practically instantly by using some powerful formulas. Get it separately, or as part of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting 10-eBook Bundle” Creative exhaustion might seem like just another term for “writer’s block”, but in fact it’s a bit different, and probably a bit […]

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Putting Songs Away as Part of Your Songwriting Process

It’s not unusual for songwriters to get a song started quickly, and then have everything slow down. You might start with a flurry of ideas that all come together with ease, and it can be exciting. But then you’ll notice the excitement fading a bit as you struggle to put things together – to make a final […]

How to Deal With Songwriting Frustration

There is an important difference between being dissatisfied with your songwriting, and being frustrated. ____________ Take your songwriting further than you’ve ever taken it before. Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10 eBook Deluxe Bundle, and get this special deal. ____________ As a songwriter, what do you do when frustration sets in? If you find […]

The Best Way to Have a Pre-Writing Break

Quiet time before writing will give great results, but not if you use that time to allow negative thoughts in. _____________ Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, along with a FREE copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. Read more.. _____________ Psychological research shows that taking a break before you begin a […]

Take a Break – Before You Sit Down to Write Music

Written by Gary Ewer, author of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook Bundle. _______________ In my book “Beating Songwriter’s Block: Jump-Start Your Words and Music,” I make the case for writing music even when you don’t feel like it. I outline the scientific evidence for this as a good strategy for keeping the creative juices flowing. […]