Music Theory: A Vital Communication Tool for Songwriters

An understanding of music theory can take your songwriting abilities to the next level and beyond. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ One of the projects I’ve been working on lately, along with Spring Day Music, is Version 2 of my Easy Music […]

5 Ways to Write Songs Without Needing Inspiration

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter for website updates, songwriting tips and more. • Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of songwriting e-books at a 50% savings, and get “Chord Progression Formulas” free of charge. _____________________________ If you don’t write music, the creating […]

Does Learning Music Theory Help or Hinder a Songwriter's Imagination?

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. ________________ Part of my job at Dalhousie University is teaching an entry-level music theory class. Many of the students who take it are non-music Arts students, many of whom are songwriters, taking it as an elective. And so if you don’t want to take […]