Using An AABB Repetition Scheme for Song Verses

Repetition of melodic phrases gives you music that’s easy for a listener to remember. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ We know that repetition is a crucial part of what makes music enticing to listeners. […]

Simple Rewording Exercises to Improve Your Song Lyrics

Simple rewording exercises can help keep your songs off the “worst of” lists. ________________ You could make a case for saying that good lyrics are more important than good melodies or chords. That’s because when someone hears a bad melody, they react by ignoring the song, while when they hear a bad lyric, they react […]

Creating Melodies by Inverting Musical Phrases

Flipping melody ideas upside-down can help create longer melodies that have a great sense of structure. ______________ Whether we realize it or not, the human brain is able to constantly and spontaneously create ideas all the time. For example, every time you speak to someone, you are uttering words that, just a few seconds earlier, […]

Alex Clare’s “Too Close”: Thinking in Melodic Phrases

Shortening up the length of musical phrases helps create a natural musical intensity. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ Simplicity is one of the most important aspects of good songwriting. Simplicity ensures that your audience will remember what you’ve written, and simplicity makes certain that they’ll be able […]

Repetition, and the Structure of Good Melodies

There are lots of ways to write melodies, but most of those ways use repetition as a key ingredient. Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. Right now, get a copy of “Creative Chord Progressions” free of charge when you purchase the entire bundle. No matter what genre you write in, repetition is […]

Harmonizing a Melody in Two Ways: First Major, Then Minor

Harmonizing a melody in minor if the original key is major helps breathe new life into a song. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ Part of starting the songwriting process is choosing a key for your song. The main factor you’ll consider, of […]