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Courage

I remember one of my first public musical experiences: playing a trumpet solo at church. I was so nervous that just standing up and walking to the front felt almost literally like an out-of-body experience. My face was hot — probably glowing red, and my arms were shaking (not good if you’re a trumpet player.) I don’t […]

Becoming a Better Songwriter

Gary Ewer’s “Hooks and Riffs: How They Grab Attention, Make Songs Memorable, and Build Your Fan Base“, is part of the 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle. Get today’s special deal. _______________ I’ve taught a lot of musicians, both young and old, and have hung around a lot of music teachers. And telling musicians that they must “practice” is […]

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10 Truths to Get You Excited About Songwriting

Do you have “Hooks and Riffs: How They Grab Attention, Make Songs Memorable, and Build Your Fan Base“? It’s part of the 10-eBook “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” Deluxe Bundle. Read more. Ever hear the phrase “paralysis by analysis?” It means that you spend so much time analyzing why something isn’t going well that you wind […]

7 Top Tips for Songwriters

Here are the 7 bits of advice I find myself giving to songwriters over and over again. _______________ Thousands of songwriters are now using “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle to improve their technique. Includes two volumes of chord progressions, the very popular “Chord Progression Formulas”, and now comes with a 7th free eBook, “From Amateur to […]

Your Finished Song Missing Something? Try These Quick Ideas

If your finished song sounds like a dud, start thinking like a producer and fix it. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ It’s not unusual to have finished a song, but to feel that it’s […]

How to Be a Good Student of Songwriting

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! _____________ The best composers are the ones who listen to a lot of music. Have you noticed that the best songwriters seem to talk more about other people’s music than their own? They’re always listening, always analyzing, always trying to figure out […]