Singable Melodies Are More Important Than Complex Ones

Complexity is fine, but not if it makes your melody hard to sing. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ Many songwriters have an instinct to lean towards complexity when creating music. That instinct has its […]

Writing Song Melodies by Moving Pentatonic Scales Around

Using pentatonic scales makes melody-writing a bit easier. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ I’ve made the point previously that melodies made from pentatonic scales are very easy ones for which to create chords. A […]

What Are You Recalling When You Remember a Song?

Listeners remember relationships between musical elements, not usually the elements themselves. _______________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 eBook Bundle, and get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” free. Read more.. _______________________ The most important part of a song’s success is its ability to be remembered. If no one is remembering it […]

One Quick Way to Diagnose a Song Melody That Needs Help

Comparing the melodic ranges of each section in your song can reveal a major problem. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ We like to think that the best music happens spontaneously. You’re walking down the […]

How to Be Innovative Without Scaring Your Audience Away

Innovation will make your music unique, but could negatively impact your audience base. ____________________ Every songwriter I know wants to stand out from the rest. While it’s important to be able to be innovative, and present music to the world that sounds unique and fresh, there’s always a danger that being innovative will scare listeners […]

5 Tips for Making Melodies More Memorable

The memorability of a song depends on a strong melody coupled with a good lyric. Here are 5 tips that will help. It’s the dream of every songwriter to write a tune that becomes part of the world’s musical culture. By that I mean a song that can be hummed or sung by almost anybody […]