Yes - Roundabout

How Simplicity Makes for Good Songs

Some of the best songs ever written have a noticeable core of simplicity about them. Songs where the melody is easy to remember and easy to hum means that audiences are more likely to hum it as they go about their day. Simplicity is part of the reason that we find it so easy to […]


Comparing the Rhythmic Feel of a Verse and a Chorus

Are you trying to make your lyrics more important in your songwriting process? This eBook can help: “Use Your Words! Developing a Lyrics-First Songwriting Process.” Take advantage of this FREE offer. In most songs, a vocal line will become rhythmically simpler in a chorus, often favouring notes of longer rhythmic values. There are good reasons […]

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Musical Complexity – the Best Way to Achieve It

Years ago, I became interested in simple computer programming, mostly in BASIC. I didn’t have great aspirations; most of whatever code I wrote was for relatively uncomplicated things. I wrote a program that helped me keep a sensible budget (yeah, that helped), and then one a little more advanced that attempted to interpret Morse code. […]

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How to Make Stronger, More Creative Chord Progressions

Let’s face it, it’s not that hard to come up with chord progressions, because when all else fails, you can simply grab a book of progressions and steal them, guilt free. But if you’re the kind of songwriter that wants to make their mark on the music world, simply taking a progression sitting in a […]

7 Important Tips Regarding Simplicity and Complexity in a Good Song Lyric

Writing a good song lyric is all about creating images in the most natural way possible. ___________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and take your songwriting to a new level of excellence. ___________ In practically any genre of popular music (pop, rock, country, folk, jazz, and all their related sub genres), you’ll […]

Singable Melodies Are More Important Than Complex Ones

Complexity is fine, but not if it makes your melody hard to sing. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ Many songwriters have an instinct to lean towards complexity when creating music. That instinct has its […]