Good Lyrics Don’t Describe Emotions, They Create Emotions

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! ____________ A good lyric needs to be able to connect easily with the audience. Most of the time, that connection is primarily an emotional one. A good example of this is love song lyrics. As a love song progresses, you want the […]

Songwriter’s Experiment: Try This Evaluation Method

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! ____________ Here’s an interesting and useful experiment that songwriters can try, one that will help get a clear picture of song energy. It works whether you’re simply at the guitar-vocal demo stage, or if you’ve got a more-or-less finished product: Listen to […]

“Jar of Hearts”, and the Art of the Long, Slow Build

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! ____________ Christina Perri’s single, “Jar of Hearts”, currently no. 19 on Billboard’s Hot 100, is a beautiful example of how to contour a ballad into a hauntingly beautiful musical journey. The secret to the song’s success lies in its subtleties. The song evolves […]

5 Ways to Make a Song Unforgettable

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and turn your good songs into GREAT SONGS. ____________ There are lots of songs that seem on the surface to be good songs, but the proof is in their ability to bring listeners back. The best songs out there demand our attention. They reel us back […]

5 Vital Steps for Developing a Great Lyric

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career right now! ____________ A lyric, like any other other element in a song, needs to sound spontaneous and natural. The relationship between lyric, melody, harmony and rhythm in good songs will feel unforced and easy, as if there’s no other good way […]

Great Songs Come From Mixing Opposites Together

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career right now! ____________ You don’t get much time to grab your audience’s attention with a new song. Within seconds, listeners are judging what you’re putting out there, and unless something interesting has happened pretty much right away, you’ve lost your chance to […]