How to Reverse Engineer a Song, and Why You’d Do That

If you want to be the best, it sometimes requires you to pull the best songs apart to see the parts separately. That’s reverse engineering. ______________  Looking for good songwriting content for your iPad, Kindle, laptop, desktop, or other PDF-reading device? Gary Ewer’s eBook Bundle, “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting”, will show you why good […]

Writing a Hook and Making it Work

Get FANTASTIC RESULTS! – Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle and START WRITING GREAT SONGS! ____________________________ Hooks are many things to many songwriters. For some, the hook is that neat little rhythmic/melodic idea that gets stated at the beginning of a song, and then keeps on keeping on. Think “Smoke on the […]

“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting”: Learning to be Creative

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER The second edition of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” is out! See the video here. ___________________________________ The second edition of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” was released last week, and I’ve gotten great some comments from many musicians. One question, […]

Does Learning Music Theory Help or Hinder a Songwriter's Imagination?

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. ________________ Part of my job at Dalhousie University is teaching an entry-level music theory class. Many of the students who take it are non-music Arts students, many of whom are songwriters, taking it as an elective. And so if you don’t want to take […]