Song Intros: Making them Relevant and Enticing

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Can The Shape of a Song Melody Affect the Mood of a Song?

Try these steps for isolating your song melody to see what kind of mood it’s really conveying. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages come with this eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. We all seem to acknowledge and understand the concept of “happy” music and “sad” music, even if we disagree […]

Song Intros: 10 Seconds That Can Make or Break Your Tune

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The Inspiring Impact of the Rising Bass Line

Lately I’ve been examining the effect that chord choice, tempo and melodic shape can have on lyrical meaning and mood. There’s another song attribute that can affect mood: the direction of the bass line. In particular, I want to look at the power of the rising bass line, because it can give your songs a […]

Supporting Lyrics With Good Chord Choices

The melody-chord relationship is one we talk about all the time. You can enhance a melody, and in particular its sense of direction and energy, by ensuring that you’re using chords that are functionally clear. The relationship we don’t talk about so much is the connection between lyrics and chords. How listeners react to chords […]

Orchestrating Songs: Adding Solo Acoustic Instruments

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER for songwriting tips and notification of blog updates. Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of 6 e-books now at a 50% saving. __________________________ There’s nothing like the natural beauty of an acoustic instrument. While we should feel blessed that we […]