Curing Songwriting Frustration With Some Mindless Activities

Let some mindless non-musical fun get you back to the enjoyment of writing music again. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Write smarter – Tap into your creative mind. __________________ It would be ridiculous to think that you should never feel frustration as a composer. When you write, you’re getting something to grow from […]

Changing How You Start a Song Makes Music Fresher

If you start every song the same way, it’s likely to make all your songs sound the same. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ One thing most songwriters hate is to be labeled. To be labeled means that your music is sufficiently similar to other songwriters’ […]

Why a Double Chorus Might Work Better Than a Pre-Chorus

Adding a second chorus to your song can be an alternative to the pre-chorus. Here’s how it works. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ Is it possible, or even desirable, to write a song that uses a double chorus? Your first thought might be that it […]

Turning a Musical Fragment Into a Completed Song

You’ve written a great musical line, but can’t seem to expand on it? Try these ideas. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ There’s probably nothing that drives a songwriter crazier than coming up with a great musical line – a hook, a piece of melody, a […]

How Tempo Can Affect a Song’s Impact and Feel

Experimenting with the tempo of your songs may reveal hidden gems. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ We don’t often talk about issues like tempo or performance style when focusing on songwriting itself, because they really are two different worlds; a song can be great, but […]

A 10-Step Process For Adding Melody To Your Lyrics

If you find lyrics easy to write but melodies hard, here are some ideas for making your words singable. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook has been updated for August, 2017. Get it as part of the 10-eBook Bundle package. Discover the secrets of great songwriting — writing killer melodies, lyrics, and making chords really […]