Gently Rising Song Melodies Create Musical Momentum

When a song melody moves upward, you hear an intensifying of musical energy. That’s because of the nature of the human voice. The higher we sing, the more tension we hear in the voice. You know that when you’re singing at the very top of your range that you hear that bit of strain. In […]

Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games”: Chord Cleverness

Even minimal differences between verse and chorus progressions is often all that’s needed. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ In the less-is-more world of modern pop song balladry, success is often in the subtleties. Songs sometimes make their greatest impact when you have to go back and listen several […]