7 Tips For Making Better Use of Chord Progression Charts

Like anything in music, chord progression charts still require you to use some imagination. Once in a while, all you really want are some chord progressions that can get you going right away in the songwriting process. For this reason, many of you have collections of chord progressions that you keep nearby as you work […]

Creating a New Melody From an Old One… Legally

Playing songs backwards can give you a whole new set of songwriting ideas. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ It should be obvious that taking an already-existing melody and calling it your own is not something you really want to do. First of all, it’s illegal. […]

10 Quick Tips For Safeguarding Your Songs

Without protection, you can be giving people opportunities to steal or exploit your music. Here’s how to safeguard your songs. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ Any song you write, and in fact anything you write, is automatically protected by copyright. There is no need to apply for it. Unfortunately, […]

6 Tips For Protecting Your Songs Before Shopping Them Around

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle is available now at a 50% savings! ________________________________ Judging by the emails I get, many of you are worried about how to shop your songs around without worrying […]

Making Money With Songwriting: A Few Important Facts

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter for website updates, songwriting tips and more. • Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of songwriting e-books at a 50% savings, and get “Chord Progression Formulas” free of charge. ___________________________ For those of you wanting to make […]

"Steal" Your Latest Song? 5 Ways to Avoid Accidental Plagiarism.

Composers sometimes get the “I think I’ve heard this before” fear. It’s a very real issue because successful songs are a mix of innovative ideas with established songwriting practice. And with the balance firmly toward predictable, songwriting can present you with the nagging fear that you might have accidentally plagiarized your new song.