How Large a Range Should a Good Melody Encompass?

Being a student of songwriting means discovering why the world’s best songs are so good, and, how to use that important info to make your own songs even better. Take a look at “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages, and become a top-level songwriter. Read more.. ______________ Melodic range refers to the distance between the lowest […]

Tips For Choosing Your New Song’s Key

There’s no better way to improve your own songwriting than to discover the secrets of the world’s biggest hits. Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, which includes “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro,” as well as a FREE copy of “Creative Chord Progressions.” Read more.. ________________ Some decisions, such as how to […]

One Quick Way to Diagnose a Song Melody That Needs Help

Comparing the melodic ranges of each section in your song can reveal a major problem. ____________ “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 like to think that the best music happens spontaneously. You’re walking down the […]

How the Range of Your Melodies Might Be Causing Boredom

When all the melodies in one song sit within the same range of notes, you’ve probably got problems. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Write smarter – Tap into your creative mind. __________________ The importance of the  contrast principle is well-known in the songwriting world. Simply stated, the contrast principle means that it’s usually […]

5 Ideas for Creating Melodies When Your Mind Goes Dry

It takes surprisingly few notes to create a good melody. But if your mind goes blank when it’s time to write a tune, here are some ideas. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ There are melodies that are known for their wide vocal […]

Coaxing the Listener to Keep Listening

The most important effect of a properly-written song is that people who start listening to it want to keep listening through to the end. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ When you analyze hit songs from the past several decades, you learn important […]