Tom Petty

When Your Song Sounds Too Much Like Another One

Yesterday I wrote about how to take old melodies and make new ones. The end result should be a song that bears no resemblance whatsoever to the original tune, and that’s the intent. That method should allow your own creativity to make something entirely new out of something old. Having said that, unintentional plagiarism is […]

Studio singer

When Musical Elements Fight Within a Song

If writing music were easy, I doubt we’d stick with it. One of the reasons we write is because it’s not always easy. Sometimes, coming up with music that sounds great means working and reworking. It’s a process that takes time and experimentation. But that battle of getting music right is the “fun.” In some ways, the longer […]

Exploring Tempo Can Make Radical Changes to a Song

You’ll usually find that changing the tempo of a song causes other changes to happen automatically. ____________ What do you use your iPad for? Why not let it help you improve your songwriting skills? Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. For desktop, laptop, iPad, iPhone, or any other mobile PDF-reading device. _____________ The further along you […]

Song Intros: 10 Seconds That Can Make or Break Your Tune

It will amaze you to see how close a bad song is to being good. The dividing line is often very thin. With a few small fixes, you can turn yourself into a top-level songwriter! Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get yourself on the right track! Read More.. _________________ Practically all […]

Lady Antebellum

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, […]

Your Finished Song Missing Something? Try These Quick Ideas

If your finished song sounds like a dud, start thinking like a producer and fix it. ____________ “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 _____________ It’s not unusual to have finished a song, but to feel that it’s […]