Classical guitar - songwriting

A Short Excerpt from “Hooks and Riffs”

The eBook “Hooks and Riffs: How They Grab Attention, Make Songs Memorable, and Build Your Fan Base” is part of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting 10-eBook Bundle.” In it, you’ll learn why the hook is such a crucial part of pop songwriting, and why so many songwriting successes comes down to the success of the […]

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Writing a Song From a Chord Progression – An Excerpt

If you like starting songs by working out the chord progressions first, you may be aware of one notable difficulty: melodies can sometimes get neglected. And that’s a problem, since the melody is the part that you hope your listeners will be humming. But there are ways to make sure that the chords-first songwriting process […]

Keeping Your Spirits Up in a Songwriter's World

Making a to-do list is a good way of organizing your day and making songwriting a bit easier to get to. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ There’s nothing worse than trying to write music, but feeling so disorganized with your non-musical life that you can’t get to it. […]

Music Criticism: The Good and the Bad

The following is an excerpt from Gary Ewer’s “Beating Songwriter’s Block: Jump-Start Your Words and Music“ _______________ Get the songwriting ebook package that thousands of songwriters are now using to take their music to its highest level of excellence. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with a 7th free eBook, “From Amateur to […]

Speedwriting Lyrics: Liberating… And Terrifying

Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle. Discover the secrets of chords, melodies, lyrics and more. With sound files, and a complete discography of music that demonstrates each concept. Become a COMPLETE songwriter! The Deluxe Bundle is currently being offered at a discount. Read more.. ______ I’ve written often about the benefits of speedwriting on this […]

An Excerpt from My New Songwriters' Book

Songwriter’s block is not only solvable, you can make sure it never becomes a problem again. ____________ I’ve been writing a new book for songwriters on the topic of songwriter’s block. It will be published by Backbeat Books. Editing has recently been finished, and so it is now in the layout stage. It’s working title […]