"Help! I'm Not a Poet… How Do I Write Lyrics?"

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle ______________________ There’s nothing like writing lyrics that can make a lot of songwriters feel that they’ve lost the ability to put English words together. And […]

Shontelle's "Impossible": Why It Works

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle ______________________ Bajan singer Shontelle is releasing her second album, “No Gravity”, in June of this year. Her first single from that album is a great […]

Songs Don't Have to be Written From the Front End

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle ______________________ When the fun of songwriting is replaced with frustration, it can make you wonder why you ever got involved in music in the first […]

The Hook, and Other Repeating Elements

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle ______________________ Song hooks work well because they give us something short and memorable, and keep giving it to us over and over again. So […]

Bullet Power! Use This Songwriting Checklist

• Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER for songwriting tips and notification of blog updates. • Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of 6 e-books now at a 50% saving. _______________________________ You’re pulling your hair out because you know that your songs just seem lackluster and you […]

A Songwriter's Creativity: It's All About How You Start

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of songwriting e-books. _____________________ No songwriter wants to be writing tunes that are easily categorized. Most would rather have someone say, “Gee, you never know what to expect next with this writer!” There […]