The Most Common Reasons for Why Songs Fail

There’s not much difference between a song that works and one that doesn’t. You may be committing errors that are easily solved. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Write smarter – Tap into your creative mind. __________________ Selling a song (whether literally or figuratively) is like selling a piece of real estate. A piece […]

Songwriting Tip: Be Clever With Your Song’s Instrumentation

Don’t let instrumentation be an afterthought in your songwriting. Use it as a creative tool. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ There are many hit songs from the past several decades that have used the same, or at least similar, melodies in both the verse and the chorus. […]

Song Structure: When a Pre-Chorus or Bridge Is a Good Idea

Here’s how you know that a pre-chorus or bridge will help your song’s structure. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ The verse-chorus form is probably the most common in pop song genres, songs in the 3-6 minute time frame. Of those, many use bridge sections – that shortish part […]

A Guideline for Song Form and Design

No two songs are the same, but here are the basic design elements that show up in most hit songs. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ Songwriting, especially in the pop song world, is a tricky tightrope act. On the one hand, every song you write needs […]

Tailor-Made Chord Progressions For Songwriters

Verse, chorus and bridge progressions usually differ from each other, but need to connect somehow. Here are some examples. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ One of your most important tasks as a songwriter is to create songs that immediately grab your listeners, and keep them listening. It’s why […]

Creating a Climactic Moment in a Song’s Melody

Though many listeners aren’t consciously aware of it, most of their favourite melodies have a climactic point. Here’s how to create one. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ Whether people are aware of it or not, the melodies of most hit songs have a moment that can be described […]