The Possible Reason for Today’s Repeated-Note Melodies

Repeated-note melodies seem to be all the rage these days, and there may be a good reason for it. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-Ebook Bundle. 11 Songwriting Principles That Will Turn Your Writing Around – Guaranteed. _____________ The song sitting atop Billboard’s Hot 100 for the past couple of weeks is Maroon 5’s “One More […]

Is Your Song’s Melody Working? Run It Past This Checklist

If you can tell your melody isn’t working, but you don’t know why, this list will help. ___________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and start building your audience base. ___________________ It’s often the case that the best time to analyze your music is when it’s not working. That’s because even though we know there […]

Creating Song Melodies From a Chord Progression

Chords-first songs can result in boring melodies. Here’s how to avoid that problem. ___________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and open your eyes to the principles of great songwriting. ___________________ The reason why so many songwriters find it easy to start the writing process by creating a chord progression is that you don’t […]

Different Ways to Write an Effective Chorus Hook

A chorus hook is a great way of grabbing the listener, and giving them something to hum all day long. Here are 2 ways to get the job done. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out how hit songs of the past 5 decades can make your songs work. _____________ There are […]

“Moves Like Jagger”: Developing Melodies from a Killer Hook

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! _____________ There’s a very catchy little instrumental hook that  happens right at the beginning of Maroon 5’s hit, “Moves Like Jagger” (see link below). It’s part scale, part arpeggio, and instantly appealing. Partnered with an energetic disco-pop accompaniment, the hook is almost strong […]