Helping an Audience Understand Longer Chord Progressions

Take your songwriting to a new level of excellence. Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle, and discover the secrets of great musical composition. (Purchase now and receive a FREE EBOOK. More..) ______________ In pop music genres, most chord progressions are on the short side, particularly when it comes to chorus progressions. Three or four chords […]

Creating Chord Progressions That Beg for the Chorus

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The Value of Improvisation in Pop Songwriting

Improvisation is a vital part of pop song structure, and should be practiced daily. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and learn the 11 principles crucial to any songwriter’s success. _____________ There’s an interesting difference between the performance of pop music and Classical music, and it’s this: any one performance of a piece Classical […]

Writing a Song Refrain: It’s Not Just a Short Chorus

If all you know about a refrain is that it’s shorter than a chorus, read on. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ Refrains have been an integral part of songwriting for literally centuries. Over those many hundreds of years, however, its definition has modified. When it used to […]

5 Ways to Demonstrate the Power of Opposite Ideas

Placing opposite ideas near each other is an important feature of good songwriting. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ A colleague of mine was once asked what music was. His reply was, “Anything written with musical intent.” In context, his answer made sense, […]