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What To Do If Your Songs Sound Too Syrupy

Do you find that you’d like a bit of edge in your songwriting, but everything you write sounds too sweet and gooey? You’d like to write a song that sounds like a Springsteen rocker, but the more you work on it, the more it sounds like “Muskrat Love.” So what can you do to take […]

Is Motivation Different From Inspiration?

I wonder if someone has ever asked you where you find your motivation for songwriting. And if so, I wonder if you would give a different answer if they asked you to describe where you find your inspiration? Inspiration is a favourite word for people in the creative arts. By inspiration, most artists mean the initial “spark” that causes […]

Changing the Sound of Your Music

The best way to change the basic sound of your songs is to change the way you start them. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and learn the 11 principles crucial to any songwriter’s success. _____________ Does it ever worry you that your songs all have a similar sound? That’s not too unusual, and […]

Making a High Quality Recording of Acoustic Instruments

Written by Gary and David Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Gary Ewer is the author of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of e-books. Download them today, and discover how to turn your songs into hits. ________________ Making a demo recording of your songs is an important step to making it in […]

Is It Time to Update Your Sound?

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Learn all the secrets of songwriting – Download these e-books at a 50% saving. _______________ When it comes down to it, a song is quite simply a communication device. It’s with your music that you want to make a connection with listeners, and tell […]

Targeting Your Audience: You May Have a Lot to Say, But is Anyone Listening?

by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website: The art of songwriting is the art of communication. With songs, we can connect in a way that gets right into a person’s soul. Tell someone what you’re feeling, and they’ve got information. Sing to someone what you’re feeling, and they’ve got the emotions, the very heart and soul of […]