Composing Verse and Chorus Melodies That Work Well Together

There’s a knack to creating a chorus that sounds like the logical answer to a verse. Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” e-book bundle. Your songs could be that close to being hits. _________________ Songs usually have several melodies that need to partner well together. And not just partner well — a good verse melody […]

Do Your Songs Bore Even You? 10 Ways To Write Better Music

It doesn’t take much to turn a boring song into something that gets people excited. Try these 10 ideas. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out why your songs may be missing the mark. _____________ Every once in a while an up-and-coming songwriter will write me and say something along the […]

Starting Songs With Non-Tonic Chords

One way to be creative with chords is to simply start on a chord other than the tonic. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out which songs become hits, and why they sound so good. _____________ A tonic chord is the one that represents the key that your song is in. So if your […]

Harmonic Rhythm Helps Establish Your Song’s Groove

Harmonic rhythm is something created and established at the start of the songwriting process that can deeply affect the feel of a song. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out which songs become hits, and why they sound so good. _____________ Groove is a difficult thing to define precisely, but you can’t […]

When Verse and Chorus Use the Same Chords

Songs that use one progression throughout can work, but there are things to keep in mind. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ Most of the time, a verse will use a different chord progression from the one used in a chorus. And while verse progressions can be a little […]

The Difference Between Verse and Chorus Rhythm

It may seem counterintuitive, but chorus lyrics usually become less rhythmically active. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Write smarter – Tap into your creative mind. __________________ Since song choruses typically become more energetic than their preceding verses, it may seem that chorus lyrics (i.e., the rhythms that you would use to set the words) […]