RavenousRaven: What a Songwriting Community Can Do For You

RavenousRaven is a “Twitter Songwriting Community”, and is a fantastic way to get your music heard by thousands of sympathetic songwriters, all trying to do what you’re trying to do: become an even better songwriter. One of the best ways I know of becoming better at what you’re doing is to get your music out […]

Making a High Quality Recording of Acoustic Instruments

Written by Gary and David Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Gary Ewer is the author of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of e-books. Download them today, and discover how to turn your songs into hits. ________________ Making a demo recording of your songs is an important step to making it in […]

How Long Should a Chord Progression Be? Five Tips to Guide You

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Gary Ewer is the author of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of e-books. Those e-books will get you writing the songs you’ve always wanted to write. Click here to improve your songwriting skills. ______________ Chords form the underlying landscape upon which we construct melodies. […]

Five Things to Do When You Don't Feel Like Writing a Song

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. ____________ It can be tough, especially during the holidays, to get the ambition to write your next song. There’s lots to inspire you (love, friendship, a wish for peace, etc.), but holidays have a way of disrupting your normal writing schedule. If you feel […]

How to Use Symmetry to Make a Song More Memorable

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. ____________ Symmetry occurs when matching items either face each other, or if they are placed equally distant on opposite sides of a midpoint. For songwriters, symmetry occurs when elements of a song repeat, especially applying to aspects of melody, lyric or form that occur […]

Looking for Free Songwriting Help?

by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website: Seems like everything costs you something these days. But here’s something that doesn’t cost you a penny, and and help make you a better songwriter. The Songwriter’s Quick-Tips Newsletter is a monthly ezine that offers tips to help you write better songs. The kind of information […]