Finding the Story From a Line of Lyric

Do you ever find that you randomly come up with a killer line of lyric, something that’s clever, poetic, rhythmic and imaginative all rolled up in one great phrase… but nothing else happens? And try as you might, you just can’t come up with more lyric to add to it? Starting June 22, 2018, “Creative Chord […]

5 Midsummer Chord Progressions to Try

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. _________ The best thing a chord progression can do is to simply stay out of the way, and support the melody and mood of a song. As you likely know, I am not much of a believer in the “killer chord […]

The Futile Search For The Killer Chord Progression

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! ____________ It may surprise some to know that no one goes around singing chord progressions to themselves. In the list of things that go together to make a song, a chord progression is one aspect that simply needs to work. It doesn’t […]

5 Ways to Get The Most Out Of A Chord Progression Chart

By Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • Fix your songwriting technique! Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle – available now at a 50% savings! ________________________________ If you’re a chords-first kind of songwriter, you’re probably checking out chord progression charts on a daily […]

The Killer Chord Progression? Just Give Me One That Works!

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” bundle and get a free e-book. Make songwriting enjoyable again! ______________________________________________ When a song really works, everything seems to click together like an amazing lego sculpture. Non-musicians usually wonder: how did they come up […]