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Can You Write a Holiday Classic? Start With a Family Classic

It seems that the songs that everyone really wants to hear during the Christmas season are the classics — the ones that have been around for the past 7 or 8 decades, or even longer. It begs the question: Can anyone write a new holiday tune that has a hope of taking its place along […]

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All You Have to Offer

As a songwriter, you possess a skill that can make someone’s mood a little brighter, and someone’s day a little better. You could argue that practically everyone, no matter what they do in life, has the same ability. One way or another, we all have the chance to make someone’s day better, even if it’s just […]

Your Music is a Kindness That the World Needs

To all my blog readers, I’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and I hope you are able to spend whichever seasonal holiday you embrace with family and friends. This is a perfect time of year to reflect on this wonderful gift you possess — the gift of writing music for others to listen to […]

Writing the Next Great Holiday Song

Sometimes, resisting the urge to write the first thing that comes to mind is all you need to be unique. ________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle. The songwriting manuals used by thousands of songwriters, all written by Gary Ewer ________________ This time of year, where Hanukkah is about to finish and Christmas is about […]

Five Tips for Writing Great Holiday Music

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. __________ Everyone has a time of year when the regular grind comes pleasantly to a halt, and it’s time to think of family, friends, and the things that make life happy. Whether Christmas, Hanukkah, or most other faiths, people get in the mood through […]