Piano - Songwriter

Lyrics Easy, Melody Hard?

If you find it hard to create a melody that works with your lyric, it might be that you find the entire package of the musical side of things (melody, chords, rhythms, etc.) to be difficult. Some lyricists are good at creating images, and saying much with few words, but when it comes time to […]

Song Tempo, and How it Affects Song Meaning

Experimenting with tempo can provide interesting subtext to your music that you hadn’t considered. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and receive your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ Here’s a quick little experiment: listen to Willie Nelson’s version of “Always On My Mind.” Now listen to the same […]

Speaking a Lyric to Create a Melody

Use the natural inflections of the words of a lyric to help construct a melody. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ So you’ve got a lyric, but you’re struggling with writing a melody that makes […]

How Balancing Upward and Downward Melodies Affects Musical Meaning

The mood of a song often swings back and forth depending on which way the melody moves. ____________________ Read more about how “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle can make you a top-level songwriter. ____________________ This is an extended thought from the blog posting I did a while back, on Friday (April 19) in which […]

Good Lyrics: Always Consider the Natural Pulse

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Follow Gary on Twitter for Songwriting Tips, News and More . _________ Nothing kills a lyric faster than forcing words into a rhythmic scheme that just doesn’t work. What you should be after is a natural flow. For that reason, it’s really important for […]