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 […]

10 Ways Your Songs May Be Sounding Too Much The Same

Too much similarity between songs means your music will quickly become boring to your audience. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. (Get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” FREE right now) _____________ Once you’ve written a song or two that really work well — ones that get […]

Sending A Song Over the Top With the Right Key Choice

Experimenting with a song’s key, tempo, instrumentation and basic feel can reveal a hidden hit. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and receive your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ Whoever said, “You’re not selling the steak, you’re selling the sizzle” could have easily been talking about musical performance. […]

7 Tips For Making Better Use of Chord Progression Charts

Like anything in music, chord progression charts still require you to use some imagination. Once in a while, all you really want are some chord progressions that can get you going right away in the songwriting process. For this reason, many of you have collections of chord progressions that you keep nearby as you work […]

How Tempo Affects Chord Choice

It’s difficult to be specific about chord progressions in music, because the chords you choose will have a lot to do with the genre you are composing in. But across any and all genres, there are at least two generalizations that can be made: The faster the tempo of your song, the longer you should […]

The Value of Improvisation in Pop Songwriting

Improvisation is a vital part of pop song structure, and should be practiced daily. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and learn the 11 principles crucial to any songwriter’s success. _____________ There’s an interesting difference between the performance of pop music and Classical music, and it’s this: any one performance of a piece Classical […]