When People Hate Your Music

People hating your songs may not be a songwriting problem at all. ___________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle, and take your songs to a new level. Get today’s DEAL ___________ First, give this a listen. It’s a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”, sung in this instance […]

Got a Great Hook… But What Now?

Coming up with a good hook probably isn’t the toughest part of songwriting. Knowing what to do next is. ____________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle – Powerful and Effective songwriting instruction. ____________________ Especially in the world of pop songwriting, hooks can be very important. There are a few reasons for this: Pop songs […]

Repetition: the Fix For a Wandering Song Melody

Song melodies need to have a direction, a goal. Otherwise they’re just aimless wanderings that bore listeners. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ Recently I wrote about one of the most common problems I saw in young songwriters, which was a serious flaw […]

Tips & Tricks: Writing a Song that Doesn't Use a Chorus

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Here’s how to get your songs working right away! ______________ It may be your normal way of writing to automatically go for a verse-chorus design, possibly  because the chorus (particularly the title) offers great potential for a hook. For many songs, the hook is a crucial aspect […]

How Melodies Reflect the Form of a Song

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle to learn more about how to create melodies that work. _______________ When we think of a song’s melody, we’re often thinking of it in the singular. The fact is, however, that most songs use a variety of different melodies, each one hopefully connecting smoothly to the […]