Guitar and music

The Placement of Your Song’s Highest Note

Many songs have a noticeable climactic high point — a spot where the highest note happens. It’s often found in the chorus, because choruses in general use higher notes than verses. Though you can find the highest note in the bridge, the high note of the chorus often comes with a higher impact. That’s because […]

Successful Songwriting: A Partnership of Song Components

No one song component lives in a vacuum — how well they work together determines the success of your song. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ When you glimpsed the word “partnership” in the title of this article, you might have thought that this would be another post […]

Creating Song Melodies From a Chord Progression

Chords-first songs can result in boring melodies. Here’s how to avoid that problem. ___________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and open your eyes to the principles of great songwriting. ___________________ The reason why so many songwriters find it easy to start the writing process by creating a chord progression is that you don’t […]

Where Should You Put a Song Melody’s High Point?

Songs with a strong melody really benefit from the creation of a “high point.” __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ A song doesn’t need to make the melody its most redeeming feature. For example, you could argue that the melody for Train’s “Drive By” takes a […]