Songwriting: Analyze Your Failures, and Others’ Successes

Analysis helps you become a better songwriter, but there are times when it’s best to simply move on. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ The analysis of good music can reveal important secrets to you as a songwriter, and I highly advise getting […]

Songwriting, and the Value of a Well-Placed Musical Surprise

Not every song needs a surprising moment, but a well-placed shot of excitement can be what your song is missing. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ When you ask songwriters what part of their songs generally grab listeners and keep them listening, they’ll […]

5 Steps to Writing an Effective Countermelody

A countermelody gives the listener two melodies at once, and considerably boosts melodic interest. Here’s how to write one. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ A countermelody is a second melody that is sung or played at the same time as the main […]

Improvisation As a Cure For Writer’s Block

Improvising activities bring your creative mind front and center. It can spell the end of writer’s block. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ The best musical performances in the world have the innate sound of improvisation at their core. Perhaps that’s why great […]

Performing Your Songs: Part of the Songwriting Process

Getting your songs out there and in front of people is not just entertainment. It’s a vital part of being a songwriter. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ I remember being struck by a statistic I came across years ago when I was […]

Writing Songs That Are On The Cutting Edge

Wanting your songs to be innovative and fresh is the dream of most songwriters. As long as people “sort of” get it, you’re on the right track. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ Innovation in songwriting is a tricky balancing act that […]