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Songwriting Creativity is a Two-Step Process

I read a quote recently by Paul McCartney (I believe it might have been Philip Norman’s book “Paul McCartney: The Life”) in which he said that he didn’t know how to write songs, he only knew how to finish them. That quote shows great insight. I’ve made it a large part of my life to […]

Can’t Get Beyond the Chorus? Try These Ideas

When you conjure up the first musical bits that will become your next song, those bits are likely going to become part of your song’s chorus. That’s because it’s most likely that you’ll find it easy to think up something like a hook than something like a verse or a bridge. And hooks are going to be the […]

Getting Pumped By Your Own Songwriting Ideas: That’s Vital

Discovering the difference between imagination and creativity is a crucial part of musical success. ______________  It’s time to get serious about your songwriting. Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle, written by Gary Ewer. And get today’s deal! Read more.. ______________ In a nutshell, here’s how the creative process works when you write songs: You imagine a short […]

Turning a Musical Fragment Into a Completed Song

You’ve written a great musical line, but can’t seem to expand on it? Try these ideas. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ There’s probably nothing that drives a songwriter crazier than coming up with a great musical line – a hook, a piece of melody, a […]