Goals For Your 3RD VERSE | What Your Song's Third Verse Should Accomplish Sep 24, 2022

It's hard to figure out if you have a good verse, chorus, guitar hook, bass line, or piano riff if you don't have some goals you want them to achieve. 

So, in this video, I break...

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Spicing Up Your DOMINANT CHORDS | How To Make Your V CHORDS More Interesting Sep 08, 2022

Dominant chords are arguably the most common chord of all- yes, even over the tonic. 

So, if there's any chord that might need some spicing up once in a while, it's likely our V chord. 

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Spicing Up Your TONIC CHORDS | How To Make Your I CHORDS More Interesting Sep 03, 2022

The tonic chord plays a very important role in your songs. The tonic chord is the most powerful and resolved sounding chord in the context of any song, making it ideal to open and close your song,...

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Seinfeld Knows How To Write Songs? Songwriting Tips from... Jerry Seinfeld? Aug 25, 2022

I've always thought that Artists can learn a lot from artists of different art forms. And yet, usually songwriters just hang out and learn from songwriters, painters with painters, and...

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How To Write MORE INTERESTING CHORUSES | 3 Tips to Write a Better Chorus for your Song chorus Aug 15, 2022

Ultimately, the single most important part of your song is the chorus. If your chorus isn't interesting, your song is likely toast. 

So, ultimately, how can we write more interesting...

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CODA vs. FINALE | Is a Coda a True Song Section? What is a Finale? Aug 04, 2022

What is a Coda? And, is it a true song section or more of a sheet music concept? What about a Finale? Do I mean a grand finale? Do I mean Finale in the operatic sense? Nope, it's...

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Why it's a Good Idea to WRITE YOUR CHORUS FIRST | 3 Reasons To Start Songwriting with a Chorus Jul 25, 2022

It can be a good idea to write your song's chorus first.

So many times, creators just assume the way to go is to write something in the order it ends up being consumed. 

But, just like films...

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How To Find Vivid Words For Your Song Lyrics WITHOUT a Big Vocabulary Jul 17, 2022

We don't talk in poetry. We speak utilizing prose - largely basic and non-poetic language. 

So sometimes the transition to writing poetic lyrics can be a non-trivial one. 

So, if we...

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CHORUS vs. REFRAIN: Is a Chorus and a Refrain REALLY The Same Thing? Jul 10, 2022

Often, the terms Chorus and Refrain are used interchangeably. 

But are a Chorus and a Refrain really the same thing?

And, if not, how can we utilize a Refrain in our...

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Goals For Your BRIDGE | What Your Song's Bridge Should Accomplish Jul 01, 2022

Was your 2021 a successful year? Was it a good year for your goals? Was it an effective year for you?

You wouldn't know if you didn't have goals for that year.

In the same way, it can be...

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4 Lyric Writing MISTAKES You're Making lyric writing Jun 27, 2022

Lyric writing might be the single most difficult part of the songwriting process.

It certainly takes the most time and effort to get right. One can improvise special music, but very rarely...

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How To Write Songs FASTER songwriting efficiency songwriting speed Jun 12, 2022

If we were to try to come up with a way to measure a songwriter overall in a simple way, it probably would come down to 2 main factors: Quality and Throughput

Or, put more simply: The...

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