Create A Songwriting Habit

Because starting a song is the hardest thing to do, having a ready-made bucket of ideas, thoughts, observations, lines, hooks and cool words is one of the best things you can do for yourself, Sure – you can talk into your phone or leave your ideas scattered all...

Auto-Generate Chord Progressions

One of the easiest ways to tune your ear into different sounds is to force the creation of variety in your chords. This gets you out of common patterns or melodies you might use and can be quite inspiring. Switch up what you normally use for a chord progression by...

Song Vamp

Using someone else’s song to help you get started isn’t cheating, and it’s not copyright infringement unless you don’t change it significantly. So, for the Ghost Songs Lyrics exercise, make sure you change the song you started with to get...

Ghost Songs: Lyrics First

Using someone else’s song to help you get started isn’t cheating, and it’s not copyright infringement unless you don’t change it significantly. So, for the Ghost Songs Lyrics exercise, make sure you change the song you started with to get...

5 Steps To Finish Unfinished Songs

Sometimes it’s hard to finish unfinished songs.  And, there’s nothing worse than sitting down to write and ending up with a partially completed song. Do you have a pile of lyrics and melodies with a verse and chorus but are stuck?  Have you hit the second...