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I’m a fan of Genesis, but enjoyed the older incarnation of that group more than the one in the mid-80s. That’s not a criticism at all ..read more
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If you involve yourself in any sort of physical activity, there is no doubt that you’re familiar with the phrase “listen to your body ..read more
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Sometimes you’ll find that studying songs from a genre not your own is a really great way to expand on what you do. Songwriting ..read more
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Songs that use the same progression for the verse and chorus aren’t unusual, but when you write that kind of song you need to think ..read more
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If you find that the lyrics you write lack whatever it takes to grab and keep an audience, there are several possible reasons that you ..read more
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As you know, I don’t deal much, if at all, with the technical side of the music industry on this blog. I’m a composer, and I leave any ..read more
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When we talk about the energy of music, at least in strictly songwriting terms, we’re talking about the sense of the music being ..read more
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You should assume that with every song you write, some will love it and some won’t. What you hope for is that the vast majority will be ..read more
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In my last post, “Finding Your Best Starting Point”, I offered suggestions for how to build a songwriting process when you’ve got a ..read more
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When a listener doesn’t like a song you’ve written, they don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. They’re unlikely to analyze ..read more

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