When Verse and Chorus Use the Same Chords

Songs that use one progression throughout can work, but there are things to keep in mind. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ Most of the time, a verse will use a different chord progression from the one used in a chorus. And while verse progressions can be a little […]

Why a Double Chorus Might Work Better Than a Pre-Chorus

Adding a second chorus to your song can be an alternative to the pre-chorus. Here’s how it works. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ Is it possible, or even desirable, to write a song that uses a double chorus? Your first thought might be that it […]

Song Structure: When a Pre-Chorus or Bridge Is a Good Idea

Here’s how you know that a pre-chorus or bridge will help your song’s structure. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ The verse-chorus form is probably the most common in pop song genres, songs in the 3-6 minute time frame. Of those, many use bridge sections – that shortish part […]

5 Reasons Your Song Might Use a Pre-Chorus

A pre-chorus can go a long way to building energy and excitement in a song. Here are some handy tips. Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. Get a copy of “Use Your Words! Developing a Lyrics-First Songwriting Process” FREE with your purchase of the Bundle A pre-chorus is the short section that […]

Pre-Chorus: When It Makes Sense To Write One

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! _____________ A pre-chorus is that bit of music that songwriters sometimes insert between a verse and a chorus. Not all songs use them; in most cases, it’s completely fine to move straight from the verse to the chorus. But there are songs, and […]

Is "Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus" Fact or Myth?

Get FANTASTIC RESULTS! – Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle and START WRITING GREAT SONGS! Is it true that the longer it takes you to get to the chorus of your song, the less likely it is that it’ll be a hit? On the face of it, it would appear to be true. After all, […]