How Melodies Reflect the Form of a Song

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle to learn more about how to create melodies that work. _______________ When we think of a song’s melody, we’re often thinking of it in the singular. The fact is, however, that most songs use a variety of different melodies, each one hopefully connecting smoothly to the […]

The Advantage of Goal-Oriented Songwriting

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and discover how SONG FORM MATTERS! Songs are musical journeys. And like any journey, it’s not just about where you’re going, but how you get there. Making sure that all the sections of your song connect with each other is a crucial part of successful songwriting, and […]

Connecting Verse and Chorus By "Mirroring" Ideas

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and discover how SONG FORM MATTERS! You’ll find that songs have a higher success rate if you can replicate ideas throughout. We do this quite naturally, for example, when we use rhythm. The basic beat that the drums establish at the beginning is usually repeated throughout the […]

Your Song, and Triple-Level Lyrics

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and discover the secrets of a good lyric! Song lyrics usually do two things: they describe situations, and they describe emotional responses. It’s typical for verse lyrics to be where you tell a story, explain what’s going on, and basically set the stage, pulling the listener into […]

4 Ideas For What to Do With Your Song's Bridge

The bridge, sometimes called the “middle 8”, is the section that typically sits directly after the second chorus in many songs. There can be many reasons for using a bridge in your song, and no matter what the reason, the main purpose is to offer new melodic and lyrical material that contrasts with the verse […]

Partnered Chord Progressions Pull Songs Together

Get FANTASTIC RESULTS! – Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle and START WRITING GREAT SONGS! __________________ Most of the chords you’ll use in a song will be chosen from the seven triads that normally exist in any given key. But you can give your song a strong sense of cohesion and connection if you relate […]