The Formal Structure of Popular Songs: Adapting Freytag's Pyramid

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How to Move From Fragile to Strong in Popular Songwriting

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Songwriting Design, Growth, and Universal Good

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7 Ways That Song Form May Be Your Biggest Problem

Constant songwriting without study may mean you’re reinforcing errors and getting worse.  Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, which includes “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”  More.. _____________ One of the biggest causes of bad songs is bad form. That may seem like a controversial statement, since it may appear that there are […]

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5 Main Differences Between Fast and Slow Songs that Songwriters Should Know

Fast and slow songs have several basic differences in design that usually need to be there. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundles come with “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. Get today’s deal by purchasing the 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle. Read more.. _____________ As soon as you start listing the basic principles governing songwriting, […]

8 Ways of Creating Contrast Between Song Sections

The contrast principle is centuries old. Here’s how to apply it to today’s music. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get this eBook FREE OF CHARGE: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ Contrast has been an important aspect of musical composition for centuries. Back in the days of the Classical […]