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The Seemingly Eternal Characteristics of Good Song Melodies

If you were to ask me to describe what makes a good song melody, I’d probably tell you this: On the whole, when you look at songs that have made their mark and have been held up as iconic representations of their genre, the following is usually true: They move in a mainly stepwise way. […]

Creating Song Lyrics That Make a Powerful Connection to Your Audience

At a minimum, a song lyric is working if it connects to the listener on an emotional level. Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. Every song communicates something to an audience, and not everyone will necessarily pick up the same message. For example, you may hear a song where the lyric is all about […]

How Imagery Empowers Song Lyrics

Properly applied, imagery will make your lyrics more powerful and more memorable. Here’s how. _______________ Get the songwriting ebook package that thousands of songwriters are now using to take their music to its highest level of excellence. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle comes with a special deal. Read more.. ________________ Imagery means to use words and […]

The Power of ‘We’

Creating a powerful rock anthem is not so much about you or me – it’s about WE. ______________ We usually rate the quality of the music we hear by the quality of the lyrics. In songwriting, the imagery that comes from well-crafted lyrics is everything. The more a song lyric speaks to us, the more it […]

Lyrics and Imagery: Ben Folds’ “Wandering”

The best lyrics are the ones that stimulate the listener’s imagination in very simple ways. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and learn the 11 principles crucial to any songwriter’s success. _____________ A good lyric isn’t necessarily the one that tells a story or describes things using the clearest terms. It’s more the one […]

Becoming a Better Lyricist: Making an Emotional Appeal

When songs sound “corny”, bad lyrics are almost always to blame. Here are some ideas for improving your lyrical abilities. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ Every language has a written form and an oral form. In songwriting, you’ll want to focus on […]