After All is Said and Done, Love Still Sells

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Step-by-step, you can discover the true secrets of songwriting. Turn your songs into winners by downloading these e-books. _______________ A quick look at most of the lists on Billboard will confirm what everyone knows: love still sells a song. Listeners don’t want to just […]

Is It Time to Update Your Sound?

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Learn all the secrets of songwriting – Download these e-books at a 50% saving. _______________ When it comes down to it, a song is quite simply a communication device. It’s with your music that you want to make a connection with listeners, and tell […]

How Long Should a Chord Progression Be? Five Tips to Guide You

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Gary Ewer is the author of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of e-books. Those e-books will get you writing the songs you’ve always wanted to write. Click here to improve your songwriting skills. ______________ Chords form the underlying landscape upon which we construct melodies. […]

How to Use Symmetry to Make a Song More Memorable

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. ____________ Symmetry occurs when matching items either face each other, or if they are placed equally distant on opposite sides of a midpoint. For songwriters, symmetry occurs when elements of a song repeat, especially applying to aspects of melody, lyric or form that occur […]

Seven Seconds to Impress is All You Get

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website: ____________ Anyone who runs a website knows that if you don’t give the visitor something close to what they’re looking for within the first five to seven seconds, they’re going to be clicking away from your site and looking elsewhere.  And that sense of […]

Six Reasons Why Boring Songs Bore, (and How to Fix Them)

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. _________________ Good songs usually present a balance of unique ideas with tried and true techniques. Usually, you’ll want that balanced in favour of the predictability that tried and true offers. A song that is too unique will often leave listeners confused, and boredom quickly […]