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In Good Songwriting, Opposites Matter

Most songs make use of contrasting characteristics as a way of keeping listeners interested. You might get a song with a verse that’s quiet, at least in comparison to the chorus. “Smells Like Teen Sprit” (Nirvana) is a good example, and practically any power ballad. If you’re looking for one set of eBooks that will […]

Songwriting Technique: 5 Ways to Create Dynamic Shapes

Change the impression of how loud your music is with these 5 ideas. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and revitalize your songwriting technique! __________________ In music, we use the term “dynamics” to refer to volume (loudness). Just like most other elements that go together to produce a song, altering dynamics can […]

The Dilemma of Sameness in Today’s Pop Music

If everyone is craving sameness in music, what’s an intelligent songwriter to do? _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out which songs become hits, and why they sound so good. _____________ No doubt you’d heard on the news a while back the results of a study, recently completed in Spain, that shows […]

Songwriting and the Value of “Snapshot Analysis”

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. _________ Whether it’s writing a 4-minute song or a 3-hour long opera, a composer’s task is to take the listener on a musical journey. And while composing a complete opera might seem to be a daunting undertaking, there are particular challenges that […]