The Most Common Problem with Instrumental Music

All songs, whether sung or instrumental, need solid structure and design.  “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle will show you every aspect of what makes songs great, and show you why the greatest songs of the past 6 decades have been so successful.  Read more. __________ It’s not that instrumental music isn’t being written and performed anymore, […]

Song Intros: 10 Seconds That Can Make or Break Your Tune

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7 Ways To Make Instrumental Music Work

_______________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 eBook Bundle, and get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” free. Read more.. _______________________ Follow Gary Ewer on Twitter What are the fundamental differences between instrumental and sung music? The answer is: practically nothing. An instrumental has, essentially, most of the same elements that a song with lyrics […]

Unaccompanied Singing Can Expose Problems With Your Melody

If you want to get a clear picture of how your melody is working, sing it without instrumental backing. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle  Songs will usually sound their best when they’re all dressed up — with completed instrumentation and production. But today’s production is so slick and so much easier to do […]

Writing Instrumental Music – Do the Same Principles Apply?

Without lyrics, other basic elements of song structure become more important in instrumental music. ____________________ There was a time in the not-too-distant past when instrumental music was a bit more commonplace in pop music than it is today. “Walk, Don’t Run” by the Ventures, “Wonderland By Night” by Bert Kaempfert, and “Wipe Out” by the Surfaris, […]

5 Tips for Developing a Bridge (Middle-8) For Your Song

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. _________ A bridge usually comes after the second chorus in a song, and it has many reasons for existing. Among those reasons, the introduction of new melodic material is probably the most important one. After two verses and two choruses, your […]