Piano - songwriter - theory

Tips and Tricks: When You Want to Change Key in the Middle

Choosing the key for your song usually involves, at least in the first instance, finding the key that suits your vocal range. Most of the time this isn’t specifically a songwriting issue as much as it is a performance issue. But there are other aspects of key choice that amounts to making a songwriting choice. […]

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Mozart’s 7 Tips for Songwriters

Mozart improvised. Mozart had good days and bad days. In fact, much of Mozart’s compositional process, if you research the topic, looks a lot like the kind of songwriting process we see today: a lot of experimenting, keeping good ideas, throwing out bad ones, and so on. So let’s take a look at some of […]

7 Top Tips for Songwriters

Here are the 7 bits of advice I find myself giving to songwriters over and over again. _______________ Thousands of songwriters are now using “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle to improve their technique. Includes two volumes of chord progressions, the very popular “Chord Progression Formulas”, and now comes with a 7th free eBook, “From Amateur to […]

Are You Eligible For This Deal?

As you may know, I’ve recently completed a new songwriting eBook, the 82-page “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro.” The eBook will be offered shortly on the Essential Secrets purchase page at a price of $11.95. Right now, however, it is being offered at a reduced price to previous purchasers of “The […]

Tips and Tricks: Adding Vocal Harmonies to a Song

Vocal harmonies can go a long way to adding a touch of sophistication to your songs. Check out these tips. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ Too many times I hear vocal harmonies that sound like they’ve been randomly created, and come across as a bit of a mess. […]

5 Midsummer Chord Progressions to Try

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. _________ The best thing a chord progression can do is to simply stay out of the way, and support the melody and mood of a song. As you likely know, I am not much of a believer in the “killer chord […]