Do Your Songs Bore Even You? 10 Ways To Write Better Music

It doesn’t take much to turn a boring song into something that gets people excited. Try these 10 ideas. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out why your songs may be missing the mark. _____________ Every once in a while an up-and-coming songwriter will write me and say something along the […]

How Plateau Pitches Can Help You Write Better Song Melodies

Not only can plateau pitches improve your melody-writing technique, it can simplify the process. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out which songs become hits, and why they sound so good. _____________ It’s possible to simplify the notion of writing song melodies by simply saying that most good melodies move in a […]

Writing Great Songs: How You Start Can Be Crucial

How you start a song has a lot to do with how it ends up sounding. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out which songs become hits, and why they sound so good. _____________ If you find that all of the songs you write are starting to sound the same, take a look […]

8 Tips For Writing a Song Bridge

A bridge’s main purpose is to create contrast from the rest of the song. _____________ It’s not enough to know which songs are your favourites. As a songwriter, you need to learn why they sound so good. That’s where “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” comes in! Not every song needs a bridge, so if you’ve never […]

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 […]