Creating a Sense of Forward Motion in Your Songs

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Here are the e-books that are turning everyone’s songs into hits: “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of songwriting books. ____________ It’s not enough to get someone to just listen to your song; the measure of a song’s success is whether or not you’ve […]

After All is Said and Done, Love Still Sells

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Step-by-step, you can discover the true secrets of songwriting. Turn your songs into winners by downloading these e-books. _______________ A quick look at most of the lists on Billboard will confirm what everyone knows: love still sells a song. Listeners don’t want to just […]

Four Hints For Writing an Effective Hook

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Fixing just one or two things can turn your songs into killer hits. Read more here. ___________ Not every song has a hook that will jump out at you. But if you find your song is lacking something that draws the listener in, a […]

Five Ways to Make Your Song Even Better

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Click here to learn how to take your songs from OK to AMAZING. ___________ From “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website: You could already be writing killer songs, and not even know it! Just because you’ve finished a song, don’t assume that it can’t […]

How Long Should a Chord Progression Be? Five Tips to Guide You

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Gary Ewer is the author of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of e-books. Those e-books will get you writing the songs you’ve always wanted to write. Click here to improve your songwriting skills. ______________ Chords form the underlying landscape upon which we construct melodies. […]

Five Things to Do When You Don't Feel Like Writing a Song

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. ____________ It can be tough, especially during the holidays, to get the ambition to write your next song. There’s lots to inspire you (love, friendship, a wish for peace, etc.), but holidays have a way of disrupting your normal writing schedule. If you feel […]