Controlling the Energy Levels of Your Songs

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER Make songwriting enjoyable again. Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” bundle and get a free e-book. _________________ It’s a standard principle of songwriting that the basic energy level of your song should increase as it progresses. There are exceptions to this, […]

The Good and the Bad of Formula Writing

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER Clean up your songwriting technique. Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” bundle and get a free e-book. _________________ A song with no repeating elements will usually be a song that fails. Repetition is a crucial part of a song’s success. […]

Five Ways to Make Sure You Finish the Songs You Start

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” e-book bundle, and learn to write great songs. ______________ Songwriting, like any other task, is more enjoyable and more successful if you have a procedure in place to guide you. You might think I’m talking […]

For Singable Songs, Control the Vocal Range

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” e-book bundle, and learn to write great songs. ___________ Most people write songs for themselves, even if they dream that someone else (famous, hopefully) might ever sing it. The key you choose is not really […]

Make a Chord Progression Longer With Passing Chords

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” e-book bundle, and save a bundle! 50% off! ________________ On a music forum recently I noticed a comment that went something like, “I don’t like the word ‘progression’ to describe the way chords move in a […]

Three Ways to Make Your Next Song Better

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” e-book bundle, and save a bundle! 50% off! _________________ Becoming better at something is a combination of experience and deliberate planning. If you want to be a better songwriter, you can’t keep doing the same old thing. Doing […]