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 […]

8 Questions and Answers on Writing Song Melodies

8 questions about writing song melodies that might help you with your next one. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ You can argue that a song melody is the most important part of what you do as a songwriter if […]

Word Lists To Create Better Song Lyrics

Creating word lists, one narrative and the other emotional, really helps a song lyric come together. ____________________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle takes the guesswork out of songwriting. Help give your songwriting technique a kick-start (Free ebook offer– Read more..) ____________________ I truly believe that the best lyrics happen by writing lots and lots of words, […]