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What Makes Music Memorable?

As a songwriter, your hope is usually that once people have heard your song, they want to hear it again. That usually translates into sales, so the more clicks your songs generate, the more potential there is for monetary reward. It’s unlikely that anyone will want to listen to your song again if there’s nothing […]

The Full Story on “Poor Man’s Copyright”

The term “poor man’s copyright” refers to the practice of mailing a copy of your song — or any other work that you’ve created — to yourself via registered mail, leaving the envelope unopened. Since registered mail displays the date of mailing, it’s believed that it can serve to support the assertion that you are the author of […]

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Why Avoiding the Tonic Note in Verse Melodies Creates Musical Tension

Written by Gary Ewer (Follow Gary on Twitter) “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle To create musical tension means that we’re writing/playing music that makes listeners think that something more exciting is right around the corner. Musical tension includes anticipation of a climactic moment in the very near future. And that sense of anticipation is what keeps an […]

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A Visual Comparison of Verse and Chorus Song Melodies

Discover the 11 secrets that pro songwriters have known for decades. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook DELUXE Bundle is being used by thousands of songwriters to take their music to a new level of excellence. Get today’s deal. It’s relatively easy to hear the difference between verse and chorus chord progressions. Mainly, chorus progressions are shorter and […]

Songwriting Exercise: Verse and Chorus Melody Writing

Thousands of songwriters are using Gary Ewer’s “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-Book Bundle to solve their songwriting dilemmas. Now with a 7th free eBook, “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.”  Read More.. ______________ It’s common to hear songwriters say that they’re good at one or another aspect of songwriting, and bad at others. […]

Stepping and Leaping Through Song Melodies

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