(Some links lead to songwriting exercises!) 1. Write a song based on a book title 2. Write a Chorus with … More
Month: April 2021
How to Make Your Chorus Stand Out
We’ve all heard the common advice: Make your Chorus stand out by jumping up in vocal range. Sometimes it feels … More
Great Websites To Use While Songwriting (beyond a rhyming dictionary!)
There are many great resources for songwriters, and while books are wonderful, websites are more easily accessible. I use these … More
What are AABA Songs?
Many of us are used to the regular Verse-Chorus format. AABA Songs are less common, but a classic song form … More
Another Way to Think About Writer’s Block
Writer’s block is something that all songwriters will face at some point in their journey. Every person is different and … More
Song Breakdown: Six Ways Giveon Creates Heartbreak in Only the First Verse of “Heartbreak Anniversary”
Heartbreak Anniversary is a lovely, sad song about experiencing heartbreak. Even in the first Verses, we can see all of … More
Your Songs Got Rejected. Keep Writing.
Getting rejected is part of being a musician (and a human being). You can be excellent at what you do, … More
How to Find a Co-Writer
I am a huge advocate for co-writing, but it wasn’t that long ago when I was way too intimidated to … More
Websites to Learn Theory and Ear Training for Free
Some songwriters can write songs without learning too much music theory or ear training. Personally, I’ve found that working on … More
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