Reducing Instruments in a Song Intro Keeps People Listening

The intro can be the most important part of a song; if you don’t grab the listener quick, they’ll move on. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ Back in the days of the early Classical musicians, say around 1750 or so, a composer would write an intro to their […]

Different Ways to Write an Effective Chorus Hook

A chorus hook is a great way of grabbing the listener, and giving them something to hum all day long. Here are 2 ways to get the job done. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out how hit songs of the past 5 decades can make your songs work. _____________ There are […]

Has Technology Changed the Length of a Song Intro?

Keeping in mind how quickly a listener can change songs today, has technology been changing the standard length of a song intro? ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ Technology has been catering to the short attention span of humans, and it’s […]

Adding a Hook to a Finished Song

Good songs don’t necessarily need to start with the hook. It is possible to write a song and add a hook later. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base, starting right now! _____________ If you ask most songwriters, they’ll tell you that for them, songwriting often starts with the […]

How Song Intros Can Make or Break Your Song

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. _________ Done badly, a song intro says, “If you wait for a while, someone’s going to start singing, but not until I’ve strummed these two chords a bit longer.” Done well, a song intro entices the listener by presenting captivating musical motifs, […]

Good Songs Need That “Undefinable Magic”!

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle, and become a top-level songwriter! __________________ There’s a similarity between songwriting and playing sports that bears mentioning: In sports, it’s quite possible to do nothing wrong, and still lose the game. More than getting it right, the successful teams have an undefinable “magic.” In that sense, a […]