Liza Anne's "Watering Can": Using Chord Progressions to Build Musical Momentum

Avoiding the tonic chord has the benefit of making listeners wait around until they hear it. One of the most obvious ways to keep people listening to your songs is to create hooks that constantly demand attention. It’s something that producers and industry personnel love, because a hook is conspicuous. You can wave a good hook […]

Chord Progressions That Move Back and Forth From Fragile to Strong

Many progressions actually move back and forth fragile and strong qualities, and you can use this to your advantage in songwriting. ____________ Purchase Gary Ewer’s “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and become the songwriter you’ve always thought you could be! _____________ Before reading this post, why not watch this video, which will explain some of the important concepts: […]

Verse Melodies: Choose Your Starting Note Carefully

Starting verses on the dominant (5th) note can help entice audiences to keep listening. ______________ Take your songwriting to a new level of excellence. Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle, written by Gary Ewer. And get an 11th eBook FREE, “Creative Chord Progressions.” Time to become the best songwriter you can be!  ______________ Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” […]

Changing Chords to Extend a Musical Line

Simple chord substitutions can do more for your music than simply vary the sound. _____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle (plus a FREE copy of “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”) is written by Gary Ewer, designed to straighten out your technique and get you writing better songs. ______________________ Most of the chords you’ll […]

Chord Function, and Adding 7ths to Your Progressions

Adding 7th is a simple but effective way to add colour and alter the mood of a progression. _____________ Take a look at “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle Packages, The Deluxe (10 ebook package) comes with a freebie. To find out what today’s free offer is, read more.. _____________ Every chord you use in a song […]

12 Chord Progression Characteristics that Music History Teaches Us

All chord progressions, regardless of genre, work pretty much the same way. Here are 12 features of progressions common to all music. _______________ Thousands of songwriters are now using “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundles to improve their technique. Includes”From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro“. Read more.. ________________ If pop music is your only […]