Why Chord Progression Formulas Work

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Let Gary’s songwriting e-books show you how to fix your songs. Click here to read more. ____________ Good songs are a balance of foreground and background. The foreground elements are the aspects of the song that the listener would notice right away, such as […]

Creating a Sense of Forward Motion in Your Songs

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Here are the e-books that are turning everyone’s songs into hits: “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of songwriting books. ____________ It’s not enough to get someone to just listen to your song; the measure of a song’s success is whether or not you’ve […]

The Seven Most Common Songwriting Errors

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. The seven problems listed in this blog are easily solvable. Let “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of e-books turn your songs into winners. ______________ Why do some songs make a strong connection to the audience, while other seemingly great songs just sit there? […]

Pump Up Your Progressions with Altered Chords

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” You might be surprised by how close a failing song is to being a winner. Do you know all the essential secrets of songwriting? Click here to read more. _____________________ Anytime you use a chord that includes a note not normally found in the chosen […]

Four Hints For Writing an Effective Hook

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Fixing just one or two things can turn your songs into killer hits. Read more here. ___________ Not every song has a hook that will jump out at you. But if you find your song is lacking something that draws the listener in, a […]

Five Ways to Make Your Song Even Better

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Click here to learn how to take your songs from OK to AMAZING. ___________ From “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website: You could already be writing killer songs, and not even know it! Just because you’ve finished a song, don’t assume that it can’t […]