R.E.M. Everybody Hurts

Why Sad Music Makes Us Feel Happy

As a songwriter, it wouldn’t be unusual to devote a lot of time to thinking about how to make your audience happy. You’re probably opting for fast tempos, major chords, and lyrics with an upbeat message. But you might be missing something: the positive effect that writing sad music can have on your audience. In 2013 […]

Controlling the Emotion of a Song

Expecting an audience to respond to your emotions won’t usually work. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages include this eBook: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. Right now, the 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle is on sale at a DISCOUNT PRICE. Read more.. _____________ One of the most common errors that beginner songwriters commit […]

The Difference Between Inspiration and Motivation for Songwriting

If you write songs only when inspired, you’re missing out on the benefits of motivation. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and receive your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ In casual conversation, you may be inclined to use the words “inspiration” and “motivation” interchangeably. For example, you might […]