Building a Song Around a Chorus Hook

Creating a chorus hook starts with finding a really catchy three or four words. _______________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting”, and become a top-tier songwriter starting today! _______________ There are many different ways that a songwriter can “hook” a listener. By definition, anything in a song that keeps listeners humming it, and keeps them […]

Song Analysis: Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi"

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting“. Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and improve your songwriting skills. ______________ Paparazzi is a recent single from Lady Gaga’s “Fame.” It’s written in a standard verse-chorus format, and it’s worth looking at various compositional elements, particularly chord progression and melodic shape. […]