Songwriter’s Experiment: Try This Evaluation Method

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! ____________ Here’s an interesting and useful experiment that songwriters can try, one that will help get a clear picture of song energy. It works whether you’re simply at the guitar-vocal demo stage, or if you’ve got a more-or-less finished product: Listen to […]

Does Music Theory Stunt a Songwriter’s Creativity?

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and be the best songwriter you can be! ______ Is it possible to create attractive, appealing song melodies without having a strong background in music theory? I believe it is, and I say that as a person who has had a career-long interest in teaching music […]

Tips ‘n Tricks: Writing a Hook that Works

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting”. It’s supposed to be FUN to become the best songwriter you can be! ___________________ Say the word “hook”, and you think immediately of pop songs. But hooks have been a part of music composition starting the middle-Renaissance through to the present, in pretty much every genre you can think of. […]

Captivating Listeners in Today’s Songwriting World

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and open your mind! Become the songwriter you’ve always wanted to be! ____________________ Ever notice that many hit songs start with unique intros? Just take a listen to any songs in the top 10 right now on Billboard, and you’ll notice that the majority of them […]

Lyrical Emotion: There's a Time and a Place

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Here’s how to get your songs working right away! ______________ The simple “I’d do anything for you” lyric is usually a winner in the pop song world. Because you want your lyrics to make a personal connection with the listener, story lines that have to do […]

How to Analyze Songs, and Why You'll Benefit

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and discover why great songs are great! ____________ The songwriters who get better quickly are the ones who know how to analyze music. Look at it this way: If you don’t have the ability to analyze songs, you have only your instincts to help you improve. With […]