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 […]

Building Song Energy is Usually an “Ebb and Flow” Thing

Musical energy should build and die away several times throughout a song’s length. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ There aren’t many musical compositions that start at a low energy level, and then build energy in a straight line to the end. For most songs, energy […]

A Speedwriting Challenge For Songwriters: Musical Bungee Jumping

How long does it take you to write a song? Time to have some fun: how about a song in less than 3 minutes? __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Write smarter – Tap into your creative mind. __________________ It’s often a useful exercise to change the way you write music, if only to […]