Starting Songs With the Melody: It’s Almost Always Better

Starting the songwriting process with a chord progression might be easier, but easier doesn’t mean better. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ You hear a lot about the “killer chord progression” in songwriting discussions, but it’s a bit of a myth. There are certainly progressions that really work well, […]

5 Tips for Creating Memorable Melodies

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • Fix your songwriting technique! Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle – available now at a 50% savings! ________________________________ It’s hard to define exactly what a good melody is because no melody exists in a […]

How to Make a Chord Progression Work Every Time

Written by Gary Ewer, author of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” ebook bundle. • Follow Gary on Twitter ______________________ To many songwriters, a chord progression is the kind of thing that causes them to say, “I don’t know what makes a good one, but I’ll recognize it when I hear it.” Well, that should not be good […]