Songwriting: Getting the Journey Started

Writing a song is like taking a journey, where taking the very first few steps is the toughest part. ____________ “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 _____________ Let’s say you decide to visit the park in your […]

Don't Buy Into the Myth of Instant Songwriting

Audiences are allowed to think that your music is magic. You aren’t _______________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 eBook Bundle, and get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” free. Read more.. _______________________ Follow Gary Ewer on Twitter In every creative field, public amazement is fun. Like being a good magician, it’s enjoyable when […]

7 Principles That Will Make Practically Any Song Work Better

These 7 principles apply to most successful songs, regardless of genre. _______________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 eBook Bundle, and get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” free. Read more.. _______________________ Follow Gary Ewer on Twitter All successful songs, whether you’re talking about ones written 100 years ago or today, take listeners […]

What Are You Recalling When You Remember a Song?

Listeners remember relationships between musical elements, not usually the elements themselves. _______________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 eBook Bundle, and get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” free. Read more.. _______________________ The most important part of a song’s success is its ability to be remembered. If no one is remembering it […]

Getting the Most Out Of the Tonic Note

How you use the tonic note in your song can go along way to controlling musical energy. _______________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 eBook Bundle, and get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” free. _______________________ Some might say that it’s not all that important to know the key of your song […]

Songwriting: Improving Your Skills in an Improvised Art Form

If you want to practice improvisation, you need to work quickly. ____________ “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 _____________ There is a sense of improvisation and spontaneity that is part of music that is performed well. This is […]