The Casual Nature of Good Song Lyrics

Lyrics don’t need to be clever as much as they need to be honest, and create imagery. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Write smarter, and tap into your creative mind. __________________ The biggest task before a songwriter is to create music that communicates something to an audience. Your music actually has to […]

More About Instrumental Music

____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ I’m on a short road trip at the moment, so I won’t be able to give a full blog post today. But I thought I’d mention one thing that came up in conversation with other musicians regarding MIDI orchestration. I’ve written on […]

5 Songwriting Ideas That Create Tension-Release

Tension and release –  it’s what keeps people listening. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ The “tension and release” concept in songwriting is one of those things that most listeners aren’t overtly aware of. Because it’s not as simple as, for example, music getting louder, though that can be […]

Songwriting Tip: Be Clever With Your Song’s Instrumentation

Don’t let instrumentation be an afterthought in your songwriting. Use it as a creative tool. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ There are many hit songs from the past several decades that have used the same, or at least similar, melodies in both the verse and the chorus. […]

7 Ways to Make Songwriting Enjoyable Again

It’s helpful once in a while to remind yourself that as a songwriter, you contribute to the greater good. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ Has songwriting become frustrating for you? Do you sometimes wonder where all the fun went? Songwriting, like any artistic pursuit, is supposed to be […]

When an Audience is Bored, They Usually Don’t Know Why

Most people can say what they like about a song, but they can rarely describe what they don’t like. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ In the not-too-distant past, it really wasn’t all that easy to hear bad music, if by “bad” we mean music that was badly written, badly played, […]