An Excerpt from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting”

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” e-book bundle. 6 E-books for only $37! _______________________ FROM CHAPTER 4: “Harmony” The Chord Muddle For many budding songwriters, their biggest setback is simply not knowing how chords go together. It’s almost as if […]

When to Fix a Song, and When to Toss It

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” e-book bundle. 6 E-books for only $37! _________________________ There are certain songwriters that appear to have nothing but great success. This is not reality, of course. We’re not usually acquainted with songs that miss […]

Curiosity and the Songwriter

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER Find Your Songwriting Breakthrough – Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” ________________________ This is my 300th blog posting since I started doing this back in January of 2008. I took a look at my very first blog article, “Get Curious!” and […]

Creating Melodies with Symmetrical Patterns

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER Find Your Songwriting Breakthrough – Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” ________________________ Melodies constructed of repeating patterns are usually the easiest melodies to remember, so if writing hit songs is of interest to you, you’ll want to be sure that […]

Experimenting with Odd Song Forms Can Pay Off

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER Get the most out of your creative abilities! Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” ___________________________________ Most songs follow a rather predictable pattern: after an intro of some sort, you get the basic verse – chorus – verse – chorus – bridge […]

Prolonging a Chord Progression with Deceptive Cadences

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” FOLLOW GARY ON TWITTER Get the most out of your creative abilities! Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” ___________________________________ There’s nothing like a creative chord progression that really feels like it’s taking you on an interesting journey. But in the attempt to make a progression […]