Check Out These 13 Modal Chord Progressions

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” e-books. Increase your listenership simply by fixing your songs! Eliminating one small error can turn a weak song into one that everyone is humming. ____________ A few months back I wrote an article about the differences between minor […]

Top 5 Song Intros, And What We Can Learn From Them

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Download Gary’s Songwriting E-books here. _____________ A song intro has a fairly simple task: to pull the listener into the song. There are several ways to do this: 1- establishing a melodic hook; 2- setting up a rhythmic/harmonic hook, or 3- establishing a general […]

Developing Better Lyrics: Tips and Techniques

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Good lyrics are just a part of the picture. To learn all the essential secrets of great songwriting, click here. _______________ Unless you are a poet, your song lyric should be constructed using plain, everyday language. That’s certainly not to say that your lyrics […]

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 […]

Is It Time to Update Your Sound?

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Learn all the secrets of songwriting – Download these e-books at a 50% saving. _______________ When it comes down to it, a song is quite simply a communication device. It’s with your music that you want to make a connection with listeners, and tell […]

A New Year's Resolution List: Ten Goals for Songwriters

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. _______________ New Years is a good time to set goals for yourself. As a songwriter, you really need to establish objectives if you want to improve and become the writer you’ve always wanted to be. But what kind of goals work for composers? “I […]