What Kind of Hook Will Work in Your Song?

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of e-books. Six texts that show you everything you need to know about songwriting, at a 50% saving. ___________ We usually think that the hook of a song is the chorus: the part of the song everyone […]

Developing Better Lyrics: Tips and Techniques

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Good lyrics are just a part of the picture. To learn all the essential secrets of great songwriting, click here. _______________ Unless you are a poet, your song lyric should be constructed using plain, everyday language. That’s certainly not to say that your lyrics […]

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? […]

The Basics of the Melody- Verse, Pre-chorus, Chorus and Beyond

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. The difference between a hit song and a failing song is usually one small snag. Turn your songs into winners with these songwriter’s instructional e-books. Get them now! _________ A great melody is hard to define; no melody operates independently of the lyric or […]

How a Bridge Melody Differs from Verse and Chorus

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website __________ The bridge of your song is usually the section that builds energy beyond what the chorus can do for you. Not all songs have bridges, and actually, whether your song needs one or not is more an issue of lyrical development than it […]

Songwriters: Identify the Goal, then Work Backwards

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. _______ There’s a somewhat romantic notion out there that the best songwriters are the ones who just somehow create music without even knowing how they do it. It just flows. But that’s really not how it happens. True, there are songs that come together […]