Pianist - Songwriter

Songwriting: Your Best First Advancements

What’s the most effective way to learn songwriting? Is it like other topics that you might learn in a college school? I taught music for years in public school and then at university, but I don’t believe that school is the best way to learning everything. “Chord Progression Formulas” show you how to create dozens […]

When to Rewrite and When to Move On

“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, written by Gary Ewer, covers every aspect of songwriting, from creating chord progressions, to writing melodies and lyrics, and much more. Read more… ______________ Are you a songwriter that keeps honing and perfecting each song once it’s written? That’s a good thing, of course. But there can be a downside to […]

3 Ways Songwriters Can Improve Their Ear

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • Good songs sell! Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle – available now at a 50% savings! ________________________________ The younger you are, the easier it is to train your ear. There is a “window […]

Prolonging a Chord Progression with Deceptive Cadences

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER Get the most out of your creative abilities! Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” ___________________________________ There’s nothing like a creative chord progression that really feels like it’s taking you on an interesting journey. But in the attempt to make a progression […]

Can You Fix a Tin Ear?

by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website: __________ Whether you call it “having a tin ear” or “being tone deaf”, many musicians feel the great frustration of not being able to accurately label the sounds they’re hearing. It’s a sophisticated activity when you think about it: we’re essentially listening to the air […]