7 Common Songwriting Mistakes to Avoid

One little problem can kill a song’s effect. Check out the list in this article: which errors are you committing? ___________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and open your eyes to the principles of great songwriting. ___________________ You’ve finished your latest song, but you can tell — something’s just not working. You look […]

5 Songwriting Ideas That Create Tension-Release

Tension and release –  it’s what keeps people listening. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ The “tension and release” concept in songwriting is one of those things that most listeners aren’t overtly aware of. Because it’s not as simple as, for example, music getting louder, though that can be […]

Writing Songs That Are On The Cutting Edge

Wanting your songs to be innovative and fresh is the dream of most songwriters. As long as people “sort of” get it, you’re on the right track. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ Innovation in songwriting is a tricky balancing act that […]

5 Ways to Make a Song Unforgettable

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and turn your good songs into GREAT SONGS. ____________ There are lots of songs that seem on the surface to be good songs, but the proof is in their ability to bring listeners back. The best songs out there demand our attention. They reel us back […]

Five Ways to Make a Distinction Between Verses 1 and 2

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and open your mind! Become the songwriter you’ve always wanted to be! ____________________ In general, listeners should perceive a build in energy over the length of  your song. That energy build is what keeps them interested, and keeps them listening. There can be a problem with […]

Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World)": Implied Harmonies and More

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle and discover how to write great songs. __________________ It’s important to hear things repeat within a song, but the danger is if something repeats so much that it becomes boring. The obvious answer is to have things repeat in slightly different ways, so that each time […]