The Dilemma of Changing Key Within a Song

Key changes can save a song that is stuck using the same chords over and over. ____________________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle now includes a free copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.” ____________________ Lately, I’ve been getting a ton of email with questions regarding how to properly change key. […]

Fixing a Chord Progression That Sounds Random

Randomness is no help for your music. 5 tips to sort all that out. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ When a chord progression sounds random, that usually means that it has lost the sense of where “home” is. In […]

Is the Blank Page Taunting You?

Get something – anything – written, and do it quickly. ____________________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle now includes a free copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.” ____________________ Songwriting is an improvisatory art. The best ideas come from noodling around on an instrument, whether by yourself or with a songwriting […]

Chords and Songwriting: What To Do When Some Notes Don't Fit

You’ll be pleased to know that the chords you choose need not support every melody note. ____________________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle now includes a free copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.” ____________________ Here’s a problem that many songwriters face when adding chords to melodies: what do you do […]

The 5 Best Daily Exercises a Songwriter Can Do

In addition to daily songwriting, try these five important exercises. Thousands of songwriters are using “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle to improve their songwriting technique. They cover every aspect of great songwriting. If a normal day for you as a songwriter is to fit in an hour or so of always trying to create […]

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Helping Chord Progressions Along with Pedal Point

Pedal point is an option for adding a kind of musical anchor to a complex chord progression. ____________________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle now includes a free copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.” ____________________   [Before reading this article, give this video a quick view. It will explain the […]