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

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Creating Musical Momentum Keeps Listeners Listening

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What Makes a Song Dull, and What To Do About It

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Climactic Moments in Songs: More Than a Melodic Feature

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Creating Meaning In Your Music

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