The Worldwide Obsession With the Like Button

These days, we’re obsessed with being “Liked.” Has it always been that way? ______________ Take your songwriting to a new level of excellence. Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, written by Gary Ewer. And get a 7th eBook FREE, “From Amateur to Ace – Writing Songs Like a Pro.” Read more.. ______________ There was a term that […]

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Figuring Out Why The Songs You Love Are So Compelling

Discovering why you like a song is a great first step to improving your own songwriting technique. Looking for good songwriting content for your iPad, Kindle, laptop, desktop, or other PDF-reading device? Gary Ewer’s eBook Bundles will show you why good songs are good, and how to apply those lessons to your own music. Get the […]

Creating Chords and Melodies At the Same Time

Here’s a procedure for writing songs by creating the melodies and chords simultaneously. _____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle is written by Gary Ewer, designed to straighten out your technique and get you writing better songs. ______________________ Successful chord progressions usually follow a predictable formula, but melodies need to be unique. Therefore, you could argue that […]

8 Questions and Answers On Writing Song Hooks

Hooks can be important contributors to good song structure. Here are 8 commonly-asked questions about hooks. As you know, a song hook is any catchy bit that represents the most memorable part of a song. It’s often found in the chorus (“Born in the U.S.A.”), but can also be a song’s intro which then keeps […]

Leonard Bernstein's Ideas on Song Melodies

There are many different kinds of melodies, with the tune being the one most songwriters deal with. _____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle (plus a FREE copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”) is written by Gary Ewer, designed to straighten out your technique and get you writing better songs. ______________________ For many songwriters, music […]

Using One Chord Progression For an Entire Song – Can That Work?

Certain types of progressions will work just as well for a verse as they will for the chorus. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle is written by Gary Ewer, designed to straighten out your technique and get you writing better songs. Get today’s Deluxe Bundle DEAL There are a lot of differences between verses and choruses. […]