How To Control the Emotional Power of Your Songs

Even if a song is supposed to be “emotional”, it works best if the emotional levels move up and down. ____________ Are you practicing your songwriting, or just reinforcing the same mistakes? “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” shows you every aspect of what makes a great song great. ____________ One way you know that your songs are working […]

Turning Thoughts, Feelings and Opinions into Lyrics

Turning a thought or opinion into a lyric is easier if you start by writing a short story. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages will take your songwriting further than you’ve ever taken it before. They include the eBook, “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. Read more.. ____________ In 1967, John Lennon […]

How to Create Chord Progressions That Grab an Audience's Attention

The progressions that really connect with audiences are the ones that fluctuate between fragile and strong. ____________ Struggling to build an audience base? “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” shows you every aspect of what makes a great song great. Read more.. ____________ A few days ago I wrote a post that dealt with differences between verse and chorus […]

Exploring New Key Areas in a Song Bridge

If you’re including a bridge in your song, it’s a great spot to move the focus away from the original key into other key areas. Sometimes that means changing key entirely, but in fact that doesn’t often happen. What rather happens is that the focus changes from the original tonic chord to a different chord. Here’s what […]

Songwriting: Getting a 2-Part Verse Working

Writing a song with a 2-part verse means creating a short musical journey that moves away from – then back toward – the tonic chord. ______________  It’s time to get serious about your songwriting. Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle, written by Gary Ewer. Includes “From Amateur to Ace – Writing Songs Like a Pro.” Time […]

Writing a Song Without a Chorus

A song without a chorus needs some careful consideration regarding where to place the high notes. ______________ It’s time to get serious about your songwriting. Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, written by Gary Ewer. And get a 7th eBook FREE, “From Amateur to Ace – Writing Songs Like a Pro.” Time to become the best […]