Piano - songwriting

The Problem With Chords-First Songwriting

Your song’s chords may seem wonderful to you, but it’s the melody that makes the song memorable. _______________________ As you’ll read below, chords-first songwriting comes with certain problems. But it can work, and here’s the eBook that shows you how. Includes several step-by-step methods for getting the most out of chords-first writing. Read more.. _______________________ In a […]

The Rhythm of Your Melody Line

Melody lines tend to focus on one main rhythm: the chosen rhythmic value. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and receive your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ We know that the rhythm of your melody line is going to be largely dictated by the inherent pulse of the […]

What Comes First, Words or Music?

GUEST POST by MARKUS RILL Markus Rill is a singer-songwriter from Germany. He has just released his 8th album “My Rocket Ship” on Blue Rose Records and tours all over Europe and the US. Music at markusrill.bandcamp.com. More info at www.markusrill.net, in the blog at rocknrill.tumblr.com, www.facebook.com/markusrill, www.twitter.com/markusrill __________ One of the most commonly asked […]

Songwriting: 5 Tips for Targeting the Younger Market

Good songs can go completely unnoticed if you’re missing your target audience. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ There’s a common expression that finds its way into virtually every walk of life: it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. In songwriting, it has a very real and practical […]

5 Ways to Pump Up the Power of Your Song’s Message

You can improve your songwriting by learning how motivational speakers do what they do. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ Imagine a motivational speaker walking up to a podium, clearing his throat, and saying, “Don’t live someone else’s life… Identify YOUR dream, and LIVE IT.” Then he turns around and […]

5 Tips For Breaking Into a Youth Market

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • Write great songs consistently with “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle ________________________________ Have you noticed that many of today’s TV ads use pop songs from the 70s and 80s to sell everything from floor cleaners to […]