Keyboard lessons

How Instrumental and/or Vocal Lessons Improves Songwriting Ideas

“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting 10-eBook Bundle” comes with an excellent Study Guide that’s meant to get your songwriting moving in the right direction. Also comes with a FREE eBook, “Use Your Words! Developing a Lyrics-First Songwriting Process.” One great way to improve your songwriting is to improve your singing and your playing. The reasons are […]

Is There a Time To Stop Writing Songs Forever?

Get the eBook bundle that thousands of songwriters are using to improve their songwriting technique. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting 10-eBook Bundle” comes with a free copy of “Use Your Words! Developing a Lyrics-First Songwriting Process.” I was reading a recent interview/conversation with singer-songwriter Billy Joel on the Vulture.com website. In that interview he was asked why […]

Bruce Springsteen

The Slow-Building of a Fanbase

Most singer-songwriters want to build a fanbase, and the speed with which that base grows is usually seen as an indicator of general success. If you’re putting good music out there, of consistently excellent quality, your base will grow, and should do so quickly. If, however, your fanbase is growing slowly, don’t automatically assume that you’re […]

Folk singer-songwriter

Courage

I remember one of my first public musical experiences: playing a trumpet solo at church. I was so nervous that just standing up and walking to the front felt almost literally like an out-of-body experience. My face was hot — probably glowing red, and my arms were shaking (not good if you’re a trumpet player.) I don’t […]

Nuts & Bolts (Quite Literally…) and Music

The best songwriters are the ones that experience music in the most ways. ___________ Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle, and get back to songwriting excellence. ___________ Follow me on this one: Every once in a while, I sit back here in my office and look around me at everything that’s been made by […]

“Easy Music Theory: Songwriter and Performer Edition” Now Available

Songwriters and performers – here’s a video-based downloadable theory course at a fantastic introductory price! _________ It’s taken a while but it’s ready! Many of you have been saying that you wanted to get my “Easy Music Theory” course, but what you really wanted was a shortened version that applied specifically to the kind of […]