Guitarist - Singer - Songwriter

Download This Free Study Guide For the 10-eBook Bundle

I’m often asked to suggest a method for working through the songwriting materials in “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting 10-eBook Bundle.” In the concluding pages of “Fix Your Songwriting Problems – NOW!” (one of the eBooks in the bundle), I’ve been providing what I think is a logical way to read through the eBooks. I’ve […]

Bob Dylan - 1962

How to Know Which Songs Are Good Ones to Study

For musicology students who delve mainly in the world of Classical music, history has a way of filtering out “bad” music, leaving them with what might otherwise be known as “the hits.” And there are lots of them to study. Ask those same students to list every Classical composer they know, and they’ll be able […]

Adele - Someone Like You

Checking and Comparing Verse and Chorus Melody Range

For many songwriters, getting a catchy melody for your song happens as the result of improvising melodic ideas over a chord progression. If that’s your normal process, it’ll usually work well for you. But improvising ideas should always be seen as a first step to getting a final version of a melody that really works. […]

Songwriter - Performer

How You Can Effectively Polish Your Songwriting Skills

Like anyone else, songwriters look for ways to improve what they do. How to improve as a songwriter is a topic that gets discussed a lot, and there are many, many opinions. If you want to improve as a geologist, everyone will agree that the best way is to combine studying at a university with in-the-field […]

Songs Are the Best Teachers

 “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle covers every aspect of songwriting, from chords to melodies to lyrics. Includes sound files and a complete glossary of musical terms. Also, receive a free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.” Read more _____________ How do you study songwriting? You might think that it’s not really one of […]

Songwriter's Instinct, and Why So Many Rely Solely On It

Written by Gary Ewer (Follow Gary on Twitter) _______________________ It stands to reason that if you want to make great leaps in the fields of science, medicine, psychology or geology, you have to study those topics. A plumber is not going to be the one to finally figure out dark matter (at least, not that dark […]