Creating Good Song Melodies From a Chord Progression

A great chord progression means nothing if the melody is unremarkable. _______________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle: Songwriting instruction that’s powerful and effective! _________________ If you like to start the songwriting process by strumming chords, you’ll probably notice that creating melodies that go with those chords is not always easy. One of the most common […]

How Plateau Pitches Can Help You Write Better Song Melodies

Not only can plateau pitches improve your melody-writing technique, it can simplify the process. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out which songs become hits, and why they sound so good. _____________ It’s possible to simplify the notion of writing song melodies by simply saying that most good melodies move in a […]

10 Tips for Writing Great Song Melodies

Of all song elements, a great melody is probably the most important one for creating a song that people remember. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ When you’ve written a great song, more often than not that means that you’ve given the listener something they can […]

8 Chord Progression Sequences for Songwriters

Sequencing chord progressions is an easy way of creating longer progressions from short ones. Here’s how it works. ____________ You’re probably familiar with a sequencer, which is a piece of hardware (or software) that can record and play back music. This article isn’t about that. A musical sequence occurs when you take a short bit of […]

Repetition: the Fix For a Wandering Song Melody

Song melodies need to have a direction, a goal. Otherwise they’re just aimless wanderings that bore listeners. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ Recently I wrote about one of the most common problems I saw in young songwriters, which was a serious flaw […]

Vital Features of Good Song Melodies

Song melodies need to be memorable to be good. But how do you make sure that the tune you’re writing sticks? ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ There’s nothing like succeeding in writing an “ear worm” – a melody that grabs hold of a listener and won’t let go. […]