The Fundamental Relationship Between Melody and Chords

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER The difference between a bad song and a good one is structure. Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” bundle of e-books to get your song structure working. _________________ If you’ve written a melody, or if you’ve got melodic ideas you […]

Too Much of a New (or Old) Thing Makes a Song Boring

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Learn all the secrets of how to write great songs by checking out these books. ____________ As a hit songwriter, your most important goal is to write songs that keep people humming. Without that crucial something that grabs the listener, your song will get […]

What Kind of Hook Will Work in Your Song?

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of e-books. Six texts that show you everything you need to know about songwriting, at a 50% saving. ___________ We usually think that the hook of a song is the chorus: the part of the song everyone […]

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 […]