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Starting Songwriting Sessions With a Musical Game

For most songwriters, the way their craft gets practiced is to do more writing. There’s nothing wrong with that, but sometimes doing exercises that target specific songwriting skills is the best way to take what you do to the next level. A number of years ago I came up with five “games” that target specific areas […]

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Composing Opposites as a Songwriting Exercise

On those days when you’re between songs and don’t know what to write about, you can avoid frustration — and ultimately writer’s block — if you change your focus and work on some songwriting exercises. The end result of a songwriting exercise is usually a fragment — a fragment that might or might not ever […]

Songwriting Exercise: Verse and Chorus Melody Writing

Thousands of songwriters are using Gary Ewer’s “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-Book Bundle to solve their songwriting dilemmas. Now with a 7th free eBook, “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.”  Read More.. ______________ It’s common to hear songwriters say that they’re good at one or another aspect of songwriting, and bad at others. […]

Becoming a Top-Shelf Songwriter

Top-level songwriters are consistent in their ability to write great tunes. ____________ “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 _____________ As a songwriter, one of your biggest concerns will often be the building of a fan base for […]

For a Bit of Songwriting Fun

Songwriting games help to take the pressure off and let you have a bit of fun. ___________ Many authors will start their day by doing some free-writing, which is a sort of speedwriting “write-whatever-pops-into-your-mind” kind of thing. The benefit of speedwriting is that it focuses the mind, clears the cobwebs out, and perhaps most importantly, […]