Gently Rising Song Melodies Create Musical Momentum

When a song melody moves upward, you hear an intensifying of musical energy. That’s because of the nature of the human voice. The higher we sing, the more tension we hear in the voice. You know that when you’re singing at the very top of your range that you hear that bit of strain. In […]

The Full Story on “Poor Man’s Copyright”

The term “poor man’s copyright” refers to the practice of mailing a copy of your song — or any other work that you’ve created — to yourself via registered mail, leaving the envelope unopened. Since registered mail displays the date of mailing, it’s believed that it can serve to support the assertion that you are the author of […]

Copyright, and What it Does For Your Songs

Let’s clear up a few things regarding what copyright is and isn’t. ____________________ Read more about how “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle – Discover the secrets of great songwriting. ____________________ There are certain areas of the songwriting business that seem to be more based on myth than truth, where what people think they know is not […]

Making Money With Songwriting: A Few Important Facts

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter for website updates, songwriting tips and more. • Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of songwriting e-books at a 50% savings, and get “Chord Progression Formulas” free of charge. ___________________________ For those of you wanting to make […]