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Being Creative With Word Lists, For Better Lyrics

Most songwriters know the benefits that come with creating a word list when writing song lyrics. And though there are several ways this can be done, most lyricists will create a simple list of words that pertain to the song’s topic. The benefit of doing this is that you establish a vocabulary that makes searching […]

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Dealing With Emotional Topics When Writing a Song

We know that songs work when they connect on an emotional level to listeners. But some topics are the kind for which the emotions are deep and extraordinarily powerful. More than simply singing about love, I’m talking about songs that deal with life-changing circumstances: A tragic, unexpected death of a close friend or family member (Eric […]

A Songwriting Game to Improve Your Lyric Writing

Gary Ewer’s “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle” covers every aspect of how to write great music. With a free copy of “Creative Chord Progressions” _______________ If you find lyrics hard to write, it may simply be a matter of working on it separately from your main songwriting sessions. There are some that love writing […]

Writing a Chords-First Song: Creating Layers

Written by Gary Ewer, author of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook Bundle. _______________ Many songwriters like the chords-first approach to songwriting. That’s mainly because the chords do such a good job of establishing a mood, and for many, getting the mood right is an important first step. No matter how you start, songwriting usually becomes […]

Song Lyrics: Watching a Story Appear

Creating word lists allow your song’s story to appear before your eyes. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle includes this eBOOK: “Hooks and Riffs: How They Grab Attention, Make Songs Memorable, and Build Your Fan Base”. _____________ Here’s something many songwriters can relate to: you’ve got a captivating story or situation, but you can’t form it […]