When You Can’t Tell If You’re Hearing a Verse, a Chorus, or Something Else

Constructing songs so that we hear verses, choruses, bridges, and so on, is a good and easy way to ensure that your music incorporates contrast. Even before hearing a particular song, we know that the chorus is likely to be higher in pitch, that the chorus chords will probably be stronger and shorter than the verse, […]

How Good Does Your Demo Need to Be?

 You should see your demo as being every bit as important as your final product. It used to be that a demo was rather rough around the edges. As long as you were giving the producer and other personnel the idea of the basic workings of the song, you were fine. These days, demos really need […]

Designing a Hook for a Song

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How to Make a Downward Key Change Work

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It’s Always Been About Melody

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Adjusting Your Approach to Musical Energy to Solve Song Boredom

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