The Inverse Relationship Between Emotive and Descriptive Lyrics

The narrative-to-emotive design of song lyrics is a necessary part of pulling an audience into your music. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ If you write your own song lyrics, you’ll notice right away that […]

Are You a "One Good Section" Kind of Songwriter?

The next step after writing a good 8 bars of music is to figure out where in your song it really belongs. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ Does it frustrate you that you seem […]

Songwriting Within Your Comfort Zone

For you, and your own sense of imaginative creativity, your comfort zone can be your worst enemy. _______________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 eBook Bundle, and get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” free. _______________________ When was the last time you did something truly unique as a songwriter? Can you think […]

Starting a Song Bridge With a Minor Chord

When simplicity is a design feature of your song, don’t complicate the bridge. _______________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 eBook Bundle, and get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” free. _______________________ Conventional wisdom tells us that song bridges sound great when they move away from a song’s original key. So […]

Simplifying the Melody-Writing Process

Repetition and focus around a specific pitch can help simplify the writing of song melodies. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ If you ask songwriters to identify the most important quality in good song melodies, […]

Getting Bridge Lyrics Right

A bridge doesn’t just intensify emotions, it usually completes the lyric. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ A song’s bridge, also called middle-8, usually happens right after the second chorus. It’s usually 8 bars in […]