What to Do About Verse 2

In the process of songwriting, many songwriters actually start with the chorus. That’s because the chorus tends to use shorter, stronger (and simpler) chord progressions, hooky melodies that use repeating ideas, and emotional lyrics. By comparison, the verse can be a bit more of a challenge. You need lyrics that describe people and/or situations, and […]

The Emotional Nature of Bridge Lyrics

A well-written bridge lyric will boost the basic energy of your song in a very natural way. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-Ebook Bundle. 11 Songwriting Principles That Will Turn Your Writing Around – Guaranteed. _____________ For each section of your song, the lyric will take on a different characteristic. That’s because the changing nature of […]

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 […]