How to Successfully Join a Verse and Chorus

Sometimes it’s that moment between verse and chorus that can cause a song to die. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ Do you find that there is something awkward about the way your latest song’s verse connects to the chorus? You feel that the verse is working well, but […]

Curing the Problem of Too Much Tonic Chord

Too much tonic chord can result in problems with song energy. _______________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 eBook Bundle, and get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” free. Read more.. _______________________ Follow Gary Ewer on Twitter Because songs are normally relatively short musical journeys that need to appeal quickly to an audience, […]

5 Ways to Create Momentum in a Song

In music, momentum means that the listener needs to hear things changing as the song progresses. ____________ “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 _____________ In music, momentum is created every time you do something that makes the […]

Getting the Most Out Of the Tonic Note

How you use the tonic note in your song can go along way to controlling musical energy. _______________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 eBook Bundle, and get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” free. _______________________ Some might say that it’s not all that important to know the key of your song […]

Building Song Energy by Avoiding, then Using, the Tonic Note

By saving the tonic note for the chorus, you create a pleasant sense of unrest in a verse, which equates to momentum. ____________________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle now includes a free copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.” ____________________ If you ask someone to sing a line from a […]

Song Energy is a Subtle Quality

Controlling song energy before you ever get to the studio gives great results. ______________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting 6-eBook Bundle“, and develop your songwriting skills. ______________ In almost every post I write, I make reference to “energy.” In many respects, most of the compositional principles you apply to your songwriting come down to […]