Making Clear Differences Between Your Verse and Chorus

Contrast plays a crucial role in keeping listeners interested in your music. Here’s how. ______________  Take your songwriting to a new level of excellence. Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, written by Gary Ewer. Get today’s FREE OFFER. Time to become the best songwriter you can be! Read more.. ______________ There’s been a principle in musical composition […]

3 Ideas to Take You From Hook to Complete Song

Once you’ve got a good hook, your next step is to identify where in the song it belongs. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”._____________ Generating a good songwriting idea is not going to be your biggest challenge. After all, creating ideas […]

Isolating Important Pitches Helps Add Structure to Song Melodies

Do your song melodies feel like aimless wanderings? Good melodies need at least a couple of “focus notes”. _____________ Read more about “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, the songwriting eBook collection that thousands of songwriters are using every day. _____________ Many songwriters find melodies hard to write — not an intuitive, natural thing […]

Using Octave Displacement to Avoid Verse-Chorus Sameness

Moving a chorus melody an octave higher can help differentiate it from a similar-sounding verse melody. There’s a sneaky little problem that can creep into a song as you write it, something that often escapes detection. The only thing you’re likely to notice is that the song seems tiresome and over-long, but you can’t figure […]

Other Than Verse and Chorus, What Other Sections Should a Song Have?

Strengthening your song’s structure often comes down to what you add to the verse and chorus format. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ Pop songs are structurally simple compositions rarely lasting more than 5 minutes. Most of the time that structure is mainly the alternating back and forth […]

6 Ideas For Making a Song Longer

You’ve got a great verse and a great chorus.. but the song’s not long enough? Here are some ideas to gain a little mileage. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base! _____________ The average length of most hit songs these days is between 3’30” and 4’00”. During the week of March 21, […]