Successful Songwriting: A Partnership of Song Components

No one song component lives in a vacuum — how well they work together determines the success of your song. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ When you glimpsed the word “partnership” in the title of this article, you might have thought that this would be another post […]

Songwriting Challenge: Renovating Music, Axis of Awesome Style

Try taking the chord progression of your favourite song, and writing an entirely new song with it. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ Most of you are probably familiar with “4 Chords“, the rather hilarious tune recorded by Axis of Awesome. That song highlighted the fact […]

How Tempo Can Affect a Song’s Impact and Feel

Experimenting with the tempo of your songs may reveal hidden gems. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ We don’t often talk about issues like tempo or performance style when focusing on songwriting itself, because they really are two different worlds; a song can be great, but […]

How Song Tempo Affects Chord Choice

No song elements act in isolation from others. So it’s no surprise that chords and tempo are closely linked. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base! _____________ Back in the early days of the existence of chord progressions, composers discovered (or at least instinctively knew) that the tempo of a piece of […]

The Role of Song Energy: It’s All Relative

Energy is what propels your song forward and keeps listeners interested. But it can be a subtle quality. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ It’s a basic principle of songwriting that energy should increase as your song progresses. The energy at the end of a song will usually exceed […]

Harmonic Rhythm, and Dealing With That Panicky Feeling

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting NOW! _________ Harmonic rhythm sounds like a term that would refer to the rhythms you use when you play chords. But that’s not quite it: harmonic rhythm is a term we use to describe the frequency of chord changes in a progression. […]