Musical Momentum, and How to Create It

You’ve got a great song if listeners can hear contrasting elements throughout. Here’s how to do that. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-Ebook Bundle. 11 Songwriting Principles That Will Turn Your Writing Around – Guaranteed. _____________ In almost every blog article I write, I make reference to song energy or momentum. But what is it? How important is it? Does […]

Using Instruments to Grab and Keep Listener Interest

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Adjusting Your Approach to Musical Energy to Solve Song Boredom

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5 Secrets to Making the Verse-Chorus Format Work

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Creating Musical Momentum Keeps Listeners Listening

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How Musical Anticipation Builds Song Energy

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