The Strongest Melody/Chord Pairings Sep 04, 2021

We all want our chords and melody to work together as one. 

If they don’t, our songs will feel off. They will sound amateurish. 

A great songwriter knows the art of utilizing...

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Tempo Changes are Terrible Sep 04, 2021

I know you want to add energy to your chorus. But don’t change the tempo.

I know you think the bridge drags a bit. But don’t change the tempo.

I know you think tempo changes...

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Great Lyrics are Precise Lyrics Sep 04, 2021

Ultimately, your song is made up of lyrics, melody, and harmony (chords). Of those 3, Lyrics are the only one you can put in a frame and hang up on your wall.  

Whether or not you see...

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Don't Edit Your Lyrics Too Soon Sep 04, 2021

I get it, sometimes you just want to get to the next step of your songwriting process more quickly. Once you have your initial lyrics, you’re ready to dive into edit mode.

Maybe you’re...

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3 Lessons Songwriters Should Learn from Music Composers music theory Sep 04, 2021

Songwriting and music composing are sort of the same. And yet sort of completely different.

Music composers often work without lyrics or see lyrics in a supplementary role. Hopefully, as...

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How to Choose the Perfect Song Title Sep 04, 2021

A song title is like a book cover. Sure, you can tell yourself it doesn’t matter, but do you want someone to choose your book from the bookshelf or not?

Alright, then I guess the song...

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What on Earth are Sus Chords? Sep 04, 2021

So you already know what major and minor triads are. And you know augmented and diminished triads as well. We’ve even talked about the power of dyads. But what on...

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Song Structure Sep 04, 2021

A lot of important things can be taken for granted. Like how every story- movie, book, or otherwise, is separated into 3 distinct acts. Song structure is something else often taken for granted.

You...

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Song Structure: Call and Response Sep 04, 2021

Every song you’ve ever heard is probably littered with this concept. It brings together all the different genres, from classical, to rap, to pop, to country, to rock and everything in...

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The Relationship Between Lyrics and Rhythm Sep 04, 2021

What is the relationship between lyrics and rhythm? It’s pretty common to separate “music writing” and “lyric writing”, but they’re actually inherently...

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Chord Root and Inversions Sep 04, 2021

You may have heard of a chord root and inversions. But what are they? 

It all starts with a chord. What exactly is that?

Basically, multiple notes played simultaneously.

Inversions are...

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How To Deal With Discouragement Sep 04, 2021

My goal is to always be transparent and honest with you. Besides, we’re both real humans, right? 

Sometimes discouragement will come. And it will weigh A LOT. 

We’re going to...

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