A 10-Step Process For Adding Melody To Your Lyrics

If you find lyrics easy to write but melodies hard, here are some ideas for making your words singable. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook has been updated for August, 2017. Get it as part of the 10-eBook Bundle package. Discover the secrets of great songwriting — writing killer melodies, lyrics, and making chords really […]

Creating Chord Progressions That Always Work, in Any Key

Noodling with chords can help create songwriting ideas. But how do you do this effectively? ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ If  your songs are all sounding the same, you may find that you’re starting them all the same way. Generally speaking, how you start a song will often determine […]

Add a Pedal Point to Strengthen a Complicated Progression

A pedal point can make a complex chord progression sound stronger and fresher. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ If you’re like most songwriters, you’re probably on the constant lookout for chord progressions that sound fresh and unique. But in that search, you may be overlooking some techniques […]

5 Basic Pointers For Adding Chords to Melodies

You’re working out the melody for your next tune, but the chords just aren’t happening? Here’s a basic set-by-step for harmonizing a melody. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ It doesn’t matter how good your melody is if your chord progression doesn’t work. A chord progression is like the […]

Clever Instrumentation Can Really Class Up a Song

Bon Iver’s Grammy-nominated “Holocene” shows that a sparse guitar-based instrumentation can be enough to generate a captivating sound. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ It’s easy to overlook the value of instrumentation to the success of a song, and think of it not […]

Chord Substitutions: Finding a Great Chord

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. And get today’s FREE deal:  a free copy of “Creative Chord Progressions” _________ Every songwriter has their favourite way of starting the songwriting process. For many, it involves sitting at a keyboard, or with a guitar, and working out a chord progression that then […]