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 […]

5 Ways of Starting Your Next Song

There are several tried and true ways of starting the songwriting process. And if you’re smart, you’ll experiment with all of them. How you start a song has a lot to do with how it finally sounds in the end. If you find that all of your songs have a similar sound, it could be […]

Writing Song Intros that Can Do Double-Duty

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! _____________ The main purpose of a song intro is to set up the basic feel and mood of what’s about to happen. It’s during the intro that you establish the key, tempo, and rhythmic foundation of the song. There’s another use for […]

3 Creative Ideas for Structuring Your Next Song

Are you hitting your target audience? “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” will show you how to get your songs’ structural problems solved. ______________ In most genres, songs are multi-sectional art forms that give us some version of verse, chorus, and (often) bridge formats. This kind of sectionalizing of songs ensures that listeners get to experience […]