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. […]

7 Reasons Your Songs May Be Boring Your Listeners

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and discover how form can make or break your songs. _________________ Do you ever feel that though you’ve not done anything obviously wrong, your songs seem boring? That they just… lie there, uninspiring and drab? It’s frustrating, because you’d wish that some glaring error was staring you […]

5 Ways to Create an Interesting Moment in Your Song

Stop struggling… START WRITING GREAT SONGS! Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” e-book bundle It may seem like a no-brainer, but if you want your song to be at all interesting, you actually have to create an interesting moment. It’s not enough for your songs to follow all the rules. In songwriting, as in most […]

Five Ways to Give Your Songs Forward Motion

Your songs missing something? Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and get back to writing great songs! _______________________ Forward motion, otherwise known as momentum, is best defined by the effect it has on the listener: it makes it easy for listeners to keep listening, and makes it hard for them to turn […]