5 Ways Your Songs Might Be Too Predictable

The danger of a songwriting formula is that everything becomes predictable. Here’s what you can do about that. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ Using a songwriting formula means one or both of the following: 1- fitting your song into one of many possible song designs (verse-chorus-bridge, for example); or […]

5 Tips for Making a Song Melody Singable

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. _________ When we talk about a song’s melody as being “singable”, we usually mean easily singable. In most cases, it’s what you should be pursuing as a songwriter. And it’s tricky, because the melodies that are the easiest to sing are the ones […]

5 Ways Lyrics Will Strengthen Your Song’s Form

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. _________ Every song you write represents an attempt to communicate thoughts and ideas to others. Every element you compose contributes to that task. Without a doubt, we communicate most directly by our words: the lyrics lay the groundwork and tell the […]

The Pop Song and the Hook: Creating Memorable Music

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. _________ I am not one of those who believes that every song must have a strong hook. Some songs are like fine wine: their appeal grows over time, and in those songs the hook is not clear or distinct. But it’s […]

Starting Your Next Song With the Chorus

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle. Over 390 pages of songwriting instruction, covering every aspect of how great songs are written! _____________ A song is a musical journey, and in order for that journey to make sense to the listener, things need to unfold in a somewhat logical way. If your songs usually involve verses, […]

Working Backwards Creates Better Songs

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and get a new perspective on how great songs get written! _____________ If you were going to take a trip somewhere, it would be a bit strange to set out without having any idea of where you’re going. In fact, that kind of trip usually gets called a […]