8 Top Tips For Lyrics and Melodies

Good songwriting means creating a strong partnership between all the various elements of your song. You know you’ve got a good song when your lyrics, melodies, chords, rhythms, instrumentation/production and formal design all support each other. It’s not easy to troubleshoot a song that has problems. You can tell just by listening that something’s not […]

Piano & Guitar

5 Random Songwriting Tips For the Song You Can’t Finish

“It’s finished, but it just doesn’t sound right, and I can’t tell what’s wrong.“ Is that a familiar feeling? You’re not suffering from writer’s block — it’s more that even though your latest song is finished, it’s just missing something. The energy isn’t there, or the melody sounds scattered, or the chords aren’t working, or… you get […]

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Increasing Your Creative Abilities

When you have difficulties writing good music, there can be any number of causes. Often we blame our level of creativity when there are other more likely suspects: fatigue, disorganization, fear of failure, and so on. It’s tricky to blame our level of creativity because we’re inclined to believe that creativity is similar to a pool […]

The Case For and Against Songwriting Collaborations

 Songwriting partnerships should not exclude the demonstration of healthy egos. __________ The new 3rd edition of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” ebook manual is now released! A songwriting manual that’s part of Gary Ewer’s 6-ebook bundle. Take your songwriting to a new level of excellence! Get the eBooks.. __________ Every once in a while, the notion of […]

Isolated Vocals Are a Great Songwriting Tool

Singing a melody without the accompaniment allows you to hear things a lot more clearly. _______________  “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle will strengthen your songwriting technique, and take you to a new level of musical excellence. It includes “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro“. Read more.. ________________ As you know, good songs are […]

When Pop Songwriting Becomes a Mindless Group Effort

“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-Book Bundle is being used by thousands of songwriters to solve their songwriting dilemmas. Comes with a 7th free eBook, “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.”  Read More.. ______________ This isn’t a post about Wikipedia, but about a philosophy that Wikipedia espouses. As you likely know, Wikipedia’s view is that since […]