Solving the Problem of Too Much Repetition

If you’re repeating the same idea over and over, you risk boring your audience. Here are some solutions ____________ “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 _____________ Songs will suffer from a lack of repetition before they’ll suffer […]

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How To Create a “Fragile” Chord Progression For a Song Bridge

Bridge progressions need to start somewhere other than the tonic, then find ways to move back. ____________ “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” answers some of the most important questions amateur songwriters face as they move into the professional world. It’s part of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages. Read more.. […]

Building a Complete Song From a Fragment

Once you’ve developed an idea for a song, the next step is to figure out what it is. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and receive your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ It’s much more normal to conjure up a fragment of music – either a line of […]

How Chords Change as a Song Moves Forward

Most songs fluctuate between fragile and strong progressions as a way of generating song energy. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ For songs that use a verse-chorus design, it’s typical to use a different progression in the verse than is used in […]

Are Your Song Lyrics Working? Try This Little Test

Lyrics need to support the form of your music; verse lyrics are not the same as chorus lyrics. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ Everything progresses in music, not just chords. There’s very little that could be considered random or arbitrary. And that’s a good thing. Progression is what makes listeners […]

Comparing Verse and Bridge Song Sections

Here are some key differences between verse and bridge sections of your song. Similar structure, but different duties. In songs that use verse-chorus formats, there’s a relatively predictable way the structure works: things tend to alternate between ambiguous and clear. When you compare verse and chorus melodies, for example, you’ll often (though not always) find […]