Chords and Melodies: 5 Errors to Avoid

Purchase and DOWNLOAD Gary Ewer’s songwriting e-books here ($95.70 $37.00) and get a copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro“ FREE. _____ For most songwriters, songwriting means starting either with a chord progression above which you’ll be adding a melody, or starting with a melody underneath which you’ll be adding chords. You can’t get around it: […]

Avoiding the 7 Most Common Songwriting Problems

• Your songs missing something? Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and get back to writing great songs! Believe me, there’s much that can go wrong in the creating of music. But over my years of studying and analyzing music by both professionals and students, I noticed that the same errors and […]

Good Key Changes that Startle the Listener

Your songs missing something? Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and get back to writing great songs! _______________________ If you know Derek and the Dominos’ “Layla”, you know that it contains a key change between the chorus and verse that comes out of left field and surprises the listener. After all, you’d […]

Avoiding the Tonic Chord: A Subtle Energy Builder

Get FANTASTIC RESULTS! – Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle and START WRITING GREAT SONGS! The overall energy map of a successful song is a line that looks like a stock market chart: over time, lots of ups and downs, but hopefully mostly in an upward direction. Music where the energy constantly builds without the […]

The Relationship Between Tempo and Chord Changes

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-book bundle, and learn to write killer songs! How frequently your chords change in your song is called the harmonic rhythm. In general, there should be a consistency with this throughout each section of a song. Chord progressions help to establish the feel and mood of your song, and […]

Bolster Your Songwriting Skill With These 5 Writing Games

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-book bundle, and FINE-TUNE your songwriting skills! It’s pretty obvious that the more you write, the stronger your technique becomes. But it really pays off to put a microscope on your songs from time to time, and focus in on the aspects of writing that you find the hardest. […]