Chord Progressions: The Importance of a Harmonic Goal

How to give your chord progressions a sense of direction and purpose. ____________ “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 _____________ An excerpt from “Fix Your Songwriting Problems – NOW!”* Written by Gary Ewer When we say that […]

5 Tips for Making Melodies More Memorable

The memorability of a song depends on a strong melody coupled with a good lyric. Here are 5 tips that will help. It’s the dream of every songwriter to write a tune that becomes part of the world’s musical culture. By that I mean a song that can be hummed or sung by almost anybody […]

Can Your Melody Be Drawn Like a Line?

A line drawing of your melody gives you a valuable graphic tool to diagnose melodic problems _______________ As a songwriter, you’re always looking for a way to make your melodies easily sung and easily remembered. It’s a crucial part of hit songwriting. One of the most important qualities of good melodies is the presence of […]

Giving Chord Progressions a Sense of Direction

Being imaginative with chord progressions is a good thing. But imaginative progressions need a harmonic goal. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10 e-book bundle, and build your audience base! Get today’s deal: A FREE copy of “Creative Chord Progressions” when you purchase the bundle. __________________ Imaginative chord progressions are wonderful to experiment with, because chords that […]

Too Many Chords Can Clutter Up a Good Song

When chord progressions work well, they basically stay out of the way of everything else. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Write smarter – Tap into your creative mind. __________________ Boring an audience with music is probably the worst thing that can happen to a singer-songwriter. It’s worse than outright hatred. At least with […]

Turnarounds: How They Work, and 10 Examples

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Kick-start your songwriting career, starting now. _________ A turnaround progression is a series of chords whose most important characteristic is to circle back to the starting point, allowing the music to continue on rather seamlessly. These kinds of progressions are quite common, having been in use for centuries, […]