5 Chord Progression Ideas: Getting From I to IV

“From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” is an 82-page eBook that’s a must-read if you’re trying to move from amateur to pro songwriter. It’s part of  “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle. Read more.. ___________ In a standard progression that uses four chords, you’re probably looking at something like: C  Am […]

The Musical World

Writing in a Vacuum Stunts Your Musical Growth

Improving your songwriting technique.. sometimes that isn’t enough. You also need to be doing the things that will bring your songwriting to a larger fan base. Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle and solve your songwriting problem. Read more.. _____________ If you aren’t making serious attempts to connect with others in the music world, your songs are going […]

The Difference Between Complex Lyrics and Complex Words

If you’re not actively looking for ways to improve your songwriting, you’re doomed to making the same mistakes over and over again. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle is a complete songwriter’s guide that shows you every aspect of how great songs work. Read more.. __________ You might be tempted to think of poetry and lyrics […]

"Beating Songwriter's Block" – An Overview

Written by Gary Ewer, author also of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle. _______________ My book “Beating Songwriters’s Block: Jump-Start Your Words and Music,” has recently been released in hardcover on the US Amazon website. In answer to several questions I’ve received lately, of the “what will this book do for me?” variety, I […]

5 Secrets to Making the Verse-Chorus Format Work

When we talk about “secrets” in songwriting, we’re talking about things everyone hears but can’t necessarily put into words. You NEED to know why great songs are great so that you can apply those ideas to your own music. Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle – a COMPLETE guide to writing better […]

The Tricky Definition of "Good" In Music

Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and take your songwriting to a new level of excellence. Read more.. ______________ If you study Classical music history, determining what’s good has largely already been done for you. Using that great garbage filter we call “time”, the years, decades and centuries have all but filtered out […]