Figuring Out Why Good Songs Are Good

Once you’ve defined “good”, it becomes easier to assess your own music. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle (plus a FREE copy of “Creative Chord Progressions”) is written by Gary Ewer, designed to straighten out your technique and get you writing better songs. It can be a very educational experience for songwriters to spend time looking through Rolling […]

How Important are Lyrics to the Success of a Song?

Taking a look at the lyrics of the current top hits in North America, it’s easy to conclude that lyrical quality just isn’t that important. “You think I’m pretty/ Without any make-up on/ You think I’m funny/ When I tell the punch line wrong…” are the opening lines of “Teenage Dream.” Or how about this rumination? “You know […]

What is Good Music?

“It is quite possible to talk about a song as being “good” while actually not liking the song at all.” Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. See Gary Ewer’s Songwriting E-books Follow Gary on Twitter We all have the music we like to listen to. Because we listen to it, […]