Tips for Writing a Bridge (Middle-8) Melody

A song’s bridge gives you opportunities to explore further afield. Here are some tips for writing a bridge melody. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ Contrast is a crucial part of the strength of a song. Pitting one musical element against another is the basic idea behind the […]

5 Reasons Your Song Might Use a Pre-Chorus

A pre-chorus can go a long way to building energy and excitement in a song. Here are some handy tips. Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. Get a copy of “Use Your Words! Developing a Lyrics-First Songwriting Process” FREE with your purchase of the Bundle A pre-chorus is the short section that […]

For Songwriters, a Motif Can Be As Important as a Hook

A hook will pull listeners in to your song. A motif does practically the same thing, but in a slightly different way. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ A hook is that part of a song that is short, immediately catchy, and memorable. Long after the minute details of […]

7 Ways to Build Energy in a Song’s Chorus

The general direction of song energy between verse and chorus should be up. Here’s some ideas for making that happen. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get this eBook FREE OF CHARGE: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ If you were to trace a line that represents the energy […]