Harmonizing the Same Melody With Major, Then Minor Chords

Switching from major to minor gives your melody a whole new sound. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ The repetition of musical fragments is an important part of the structure of most songs. We like to hear things repeat; obvious things, like the basic beat and […]

Switching From Major to Minor; Keep the Same Melody

Balancing major and minor within the same song is a great way to make use of the contrast principle. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ When you choose a key for your song, the main factor is usually vocal range. You don’t often have to think about whether a […]

5 Ways to Demonstrate the Power of Opposite Ideas

Placing opposite ideas near each other is an important feature of good songwriting. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ A colleague of mine was once asked what music was. His reply was, “Anything written with musical intent.” In context, his answer made sense, […]

Harmonizing a Melody in Two Ways: First Major, Then Minor

Harmonizing a melody in minor if the original key is major helps breathe new life into a song. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ Part of starting the songwriting process is choosing a key for your song. The main factor you’ll consider, of […]

Working Major and Minor Keys Into the Same Song

Moving back and forth between major and minor within the same song gives a really great sense of contrast and balance. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ Using opposite elements within a song is an important feature of good songwriting. One easy […]

Creating “Partnered” Chord Progressions, With 6 Examples

Most songs have different chord progressions for each section. Here’s how to help them connect to each other. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base, starting right now! _____________ Good song structure is the successful working-together of many different song components, including melody, harmony and lyrics, to name but […]