How Tension and Release Works in a Song

Have a listen to any song and put your attention on its musical energy. You’ll probably notice that it rises and falls throughout the song. In some genres, like the various dance-related ones, musical energy may seem static, as the beat and loudness tend to remain somewhat the same. But even in songs where beat […]

Why Today’s Songwriters Talk About The Hook So Much

If no one element of your song is grabbing attention, a hook will be pretty much crucial. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and build your audience base! __________________ Songwriting is something that’s been going on for centuries in one form or another. I’m rather keen on comparing the way that composers from […]