Songwriting: 5 Tips for Targeting the Younger Market

Good songs can go completely unnoticed if you’re missing your target audience. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ There’s a common expression that finds its way into virtually every walk of life: it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. In songwriting, it has a very real and practical […]

7 Symptoms of Songwriter’s Block, and What To Do About Them

The first step in curing writer’s block is recognizing these 7 basic symptoms. ___________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and open your eyes to the principles of great songwriting. ___________________ Writer’s block makes any songwriter miserable, and so preventing it is enormously important. I’ve written often on this blog about the basics of […]

Improving Songwriting Skills Starts With Listening

The simple act of listening makes you a better songwriter. Here’s how. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and build your audience base! __________________ No matter how unique your songwriting style is, it’s always the case that you build on what’s come before. For every great singer-songwriter, there is a line that can be […]

The Importance of Changing Your Songwriting Routine

If you start all your songs the same way, they’ll probably all end up sounding the same. ___________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and open your eyes to the principles of great songwriting. ___________________ Here’s a good activity for any songwriter: take the last 5 songs you’ve written, and ask yourself how […]

The Difference Between Verse and Chorus Rhythm

It may seem counterintuitive, but chorus lyrics usually become less rhythmically active. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Write smarter – Tap into your creative mind. __________________ Since song choruses typically become more energetic than their preceding verses, it may seem that chorus lyrics (i.e., the rhythms that you would use to set the words) […]

Which Bits of Music Theory Are Most Relevant for Songwriters?

You don’t need to learn every area of music theory all at once. Here’s a short list to get you started. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ To put it succinctly, music theory is what allows musicians to be literate. It makes it possible to listen […]