Written Anything Quotable Lately?

When was the last time you wrote a line of lyric that was poignant enough to be quotable? ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and receive your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ Not every song you write will be about the lyric. Songs that have unremarkable lyrics will […]

The Difference Between Inspiration and Motivation for Songwriting

If you write songs only when inspired, you’re missing out on the benefits of motivation. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and receive your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ In casual conversation, you may be inclined to use the words “inspiration” and “motivation” interchangeably. For example, you might […]

Create Ideas First, Songs Second

Listeners are attracted to hooks first, so let that determine how you write. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ Listeners are generally attracted to bits of songs first, and then attracted to a song as […]

Unaccompanied Singing Can Expose Problems With Your Melody

If you want to get a clear picture of how your melody is working, sing it without instrumental backing. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle  Songs will usually sound their best when they’re all dressed up — with completed instrumentation and production. But today’s production is so slick and so much easier to do […]

How Bad Song Form Hurts Your Music: Micro Versus Macro

Problems with form can be hard to identify, and are responsible for many failed attempts at writing songs. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and receive your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ In music we’re talking about form when we talk about the various sections of a song: intro, […]

Songwriter's Instinct, and Why So Many Rely Solely On It

Written by Gary Ewer (Follow Gary on Twitter) _______________________ It stands to reason that if you want to make great leaps in the fields of science, medicine, psychology or geology, you have to study those topics. A plumber is not going to be the one to finally figure out dark matter (at least, not that dark […]