The Problem of Too Many Chords in a Song

Chord progressions that are long require a way to allow the listener to rest. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and receive your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ If we think of chord progressions as representing a kind of musical journey, then you might think that longer chord […]

10 Chord Progression Questions and Answers

Ten very commonly-asked questions regarding chord progressions. Which ones have stumped you? ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ I do a fair amount of looking about at music blogs and forums online, just getting a handle on the kinds of […]

Simple Song Design Using Big Star's "Thirteen"

Big Star’s “Thirteen” could have been written today, and in fact you can use it as a model for your next song. ____________________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle now includes a free copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.” ____________________ I was recently reminded of the band Big Star recently […]

Do You Really Need To Know What Key Your Song Is In?

Choosing a key instantly gives you a list of chords to use as a starting point for chords-first songs. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ At what point are you aware of key when you compose your songs? Is it something […]

10 Ways Your Songs May Be Sounding Too Much The Same

Too much similarity between songs means your music will quickly become boring to your audience. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. (Get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” FREE right now) _____________ Once you’ve written a song or two that really work well — ones that get […]

How the Notes of a Melody Imply Chords

Identifying the melody notes that happen on strong beats will help you identify the chords that work. ____________________ Read more about how “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle can make you a top-level songwriter ($95.70 $37). Get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” FREE. ____________________ One of the advantages of working on a […]