Melodies Aren't Just Notes Following Notes – They're Shapes

Audiences hear and remember shapes, not actual pitches. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ It’s better to think of good song melodies as being a collection of melodic shapes, rather than just a line that spins outward from a starting point. […]

Creating Word Lists: Helps You Write Better Lyrics

Word lists help keep your mind focused as you work on your song’s lyric. ____________________ Read more about how “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle can make you a top-level songwriter. ____________________ One of my favourite suggestions for songwriters who are trying to develop a lyric (once you’ve chosen a song topic) is to create […]

Doing Interesting Things With Time Signatures and Phrase Lengths

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website Follow Gary on Twitter It doesn’t take much to make a song appear to be much deeper than it really is. It just takes doing little things that are just a touch out of the ordinary. Changing the time signature is one easy way […]