Writing Verse Melodies That Beg For a Chorus

Songs need to build energy in the verse and release it in the chorus. Here’s how. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ There is a characteristic of verse melodies that I describe as “begging for the chorus.” All that means is that there appears to be a kind […]

In Songwriting, What Is a Natural Energy Shape?

“Natural” energy is more important than energy that’s created at the production stage. Here’s how to create it. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ Predictability is not a good word in the songwriting world, but there are certain things you don’t mind being at least somewhat expected. For […]

Creating Musical Excitement By Changing Key

Moving your song from one key to another between the verse and chorus is a great energy builder. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career. _____________ How do you entice a listener to keep listening? What do you do as a songwriter to ensure that someone who starts listening to […]

Building Song Energy With the Right Chord Progressions

With a few well-placed chords, you can effectively build the energy of your music. ___________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and start building your audience base. ___________________ Song energy is that quality that does two important things: 1) it gives your song a sense of forward motion, or momentum; and 2) it makes […]

When Verse and Chorus Use the Same Chords

Songs that use one progression throughout can work, but there are things to keep in mind. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ Most of the time, a verse will use a different chord progression from the one used in a chorus. And while verse progressions can be a little […]

Building Song Energy is Usually an “Ebb and Flow” Thing

Musical energy should build and die away several times throughout a song’s length. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ There aren’t many musical compositions that start at a low energy level, and then build energy in a straight line to the end. For most songs, energy […]