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 […]

7 Ways to Use Musical Surprises In Your Songs

Like a TV show with a plot line twist, a musical surprise (carefully used) can be very exciting. ____________ 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”. _____________ Picture it – you’re watching a movie, and just as your attention is starting […]

6 Cures for Moderate Songwriter’s Block

Fear of failure is the cause of most occurrences of songwriter’s block. ____________ 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 humans, we’re able to be creative like no other species on earth. Other animals have the ability to play, […]

Creating Meaning In Your Music

How do you get a listener to imagine something by using sound alone? ____________________ Read more about how “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle can make you a top-level songwriter. (Also, get a free eBook today.) ____________________ When we talk about the meaning of a song, we naturally look to the lyric. But music itself (i.e., the […]