Stream of Consciousness

How Stream of Consciousness Writing Helps Songwriters

Stream of consciousness writing means to put down your thoughts as they occur to you – literally a continuous stream of thoughts, ideas, opinions in as close to real time as you can get. One of the most interesting (some might say negative) characteristics of stream of consciousness is the fact that there is no time […]


Does Your Melody Work Without the Chords and Lyric?

Not all songs are about the melody. Since every good song is a partnership of melody, lyrics and chords (and then miscellaneous other bits that get woven in and around those elements), you can wind up with a song that makes a stronger impact through its hook, lyric or rhythmic groove, and leave melody as a less […]

How to Move From Fragile to Strong in Popular Songwriting

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The Double-Edged Sword Called a Song Hook

A hook is only one part of what makes music successful, and a small part at that. The world’s greatest songwriters are known for their songs, not their hooks. You need to be a complete songwriter if you want to be remembered. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 eBook Bundle shows you every aspect of […]

The Most Common Problem with Instrumental Music

All songs, whether sung or instrumental, need solid structure and design.  “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle will show you every aspect of what makes songs great, and show you why the greatest songs of the past 6 decades have been so successful.  Read more. __________ It’s not that instrumental music isn’t being written and performed anymore, […]

Creating Musical Momentum Keeps Listeners Listening

Much of the skill of songwriting involves very subtle qualities that audiences don’t consciously notice. But they’re a vital part of songwriting success. Read more about this in “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, now with a 7th eBook absolutely FREE: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.” Read more.. ________________ Song energy is a […]