3 Ideas to Take You From Hook to Complete Song

Once you’ve got a good hook, your next step is to identify where in the song it belongs. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”._____________ Generating a good songwriting idea is not going to be your biggest challenge. After all, creating ideas […]

Today’s Blurry Line Between Songwriting and Producing

Get your songs working well before you begin the recording-production process. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get this eBook FREE OF CHARGE: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ As you know, I write about songwriting and song arranging and production in this blog almost as if they are the same […]

Building a Complete Song From a Fragment

Once you’ve developed an idea for a song, the next step is to figure out what it is. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and receive your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ It’s much more normal to conjure up a fragment of music – either a line of […]

How Musical Anticipation Builds Song Energy

Suddenly dropping instruments from the mix can create song energy by increasing anticipation. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get this eBook FREE OF CHARGE: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ In music, creating a sense of anticipation helps to create energy and momentum and keep listeners hooked. But getting […]

Creating a Melody by Getting a Jump-Start From An Existing Song

Use a favourite song to help create a new melody – and no one will ever know! ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get this eBook FREE OF CHARGE: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ You’re sitting with your guitar, or at a keyboard, trying to come up with your […]

What Comes First, Words or Music?

GUEST POST by MARKUS RILL Markus Rill is a singer-songwriter from Germany. He has just released his 8th album “My Rocket Ship” on Blue Rose Records and tours all over Europe and the US. Music at markusrill.bandcamp.com. More info at www.markusrill.net, in the blog at rocknrill.tumblr.com, www.facebook.com/markusrill, www.twitter.com/markusrill __________ One of the most commonly asked […]