Three Bits of Advice for Analyzing Your Melodies

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER The second edition of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” is out! See the video here. ____________________________ The nature of melody is different depending on the genre you’re writing in, and it’s almost impossible to state any rules. Just as soon […]

Five Questions You Must Answer Before Writing Your Next Song

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website Follow Gary on Twitter Many of you know that I often compare writing a song with going for a walk. Songs are like journeys, and we take listeners on that journey with us. But without a plan, that journey can leave the listener feeling confused and […]

If You Want Your Song to Sell, Your Melody Needs Shape

by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website: Many songwriters start the writing process by coming up with a chord progression, and then try to create a melody that works with it. The problem with this approach can be that the melody lacks shape, as the importance is placed on the progression first. […]

Just Rewriting Your Songs May Not Solve Your Songwriting Problems

by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website: Because songwriting is as much or more a craft than it is an art, I am a big fan of working and re-working songs. For most composers, the working out of a song from start to finish can take weeks or months. Any songwriter who says […]

Guest Article – "Where Do I Go From Here?"

This is a guest article for “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website, written by songwriter Luc Brisson. Luc would appreciate any feedback to his comments or music, so please feel free to leave a comment below. ______________   Hello everyone, fellow songwriters. I’m a relatively new singer/ songwriter/ arranger/ instrumentalist- about 3 years in the process, […]

Location, Location, Location!

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and get back to writing great songs! _________________ You often hear the phrase, “Location, location, location!” with regard to real estate. The term refers to the value of a piece of land or house. In essence, to determine the value of a house, one of the […]