How to Analyze Songs, and Why You'll Benefit

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and discover why great songs are great! ____________ The songwriters who get better quickly are the ones who know how to analyze music. Look at it this way: If you don’t have the ability to analyze songs, you have only your instincts to help you improve. With […]

Song Lyrics: the Beauty of "Light-Duty" Metaphors

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and discover why good lyrics are good. __________________ There are very few song lyrics out there right now that tell a story in a literal way. We know that verse lyrics need to describe situations and lay out a story line, but if you look at lyrics […]

5 Ideas for Perking Up a Boring Chord Progression

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle to learn more about chord progressions and how they work. _____________ I hardly ever worry about a chord progression that sounds boring or repetitive. First of all, most chord progressions use repetition as a standard feature, because repetition works. Listen to any successful song, and you’ll […]

7 Reasons Your Songs May Be Boring Your Listeners

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and discover how form can make or break your songs. _________________ Do you ever feel that though you’ve not done anything obviously wrong, your songs seem boring? That they just… lie there, uninspiring and drab? It’s frustrating, because you’d wish that some glaring error was staring you […]

Connecting Verse and Chorus By "Mirroring" Ideas

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and discover how SONG FORM MATTERS! You’ll find that songs have a higher success rate if you can replicate ideas throughout. We do this quite naturally, for example, when we use rhythm. The basic beat that the drums establish at the beginning is usually repeated throughout the […]

Your Song, and Triple-Level Lyrics

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and discover the secrets of a good lyric! Song lyrics usually do two things: they describe situations, and they describe emotional responses. It’s typical for verse lyrics to be where you tell a story, explain what’s going on, and basically set the stage, pulling the listener into […]