time signatures

Playing With Time: Your Guide to Time Signatures

As a songwriter, understanding time signatures is crucial in creating a well-crafted song. In music, a time signature denotes the number of beats per measure. In this blog, we’ll dive into the basics of time signatures and explore some of … Read More


How Dissonance Can Enhance Your Music

Chances are you have heard of the term “dissonance” get thrown around when talking about music. Dissonance might sound like a complicated term, but it’s actually a simple concept. It’s when two or more notes are played together and they … Read More

9th chords

Intro to Advanced Songwriting: 9th Chords

So, you’ve mastered the major and minor chords and even the sevenths, but when it comes to chord extensions, you may feel intimidated by the idea of incorporating intervals beyond the basic triads. It is time to explore the world … Read More

how to write songs in different genres

How to Write Songs in Different Genres

As a songwriter, it’s natural to stick with what you know when it comes to writing music. However, stepping out of your comfort zone and knowing how to write songs in different genres can help you grow as a musician … Read More

emotion in your music

How to Evoke a Specific Emotion in Your Music

Music has an incredible power to convey emotions, and as a songwriter, it’s important to be able to channel that power into your own music. When you’re looking to evoke specific emotion in your music, there are several things to … Read More

Writing a Timeless Classic

Tips for Writing a Timeless Classic

Writing a song that stands the test of time is no easy feat. It requires careful consideration of various factors, including the chords, melody, and lyrics. To achieve a timeless classic, you also need to think about the development of … Read More

Mixolydian Mode

Modes Crash Course: The Mixolydian Mode

You’re learning about music theory and stumble across modes. Modes are less common in popular music than the major and minor scales, but they are more common than you might think. With a little practice, you will be able to … Read More


Modes Crash Course: Basic Guide for Songwriters

As a musician, you have probably come across many music theory concepts that have made you scratch your head. We will be going over one of those topics today: Modes. Modes are a set of notes that create a unique … Read More

Chord Progressions Based on Mood

Choosing Chord Progressions Based on Mood

The chord progression you choose for a song can greatly impact its overall mood and emotion. Whether you’re writing a happy, upbeat tune or a sad, introspective ballad, the right chord progression can help to enhance the emotional content of … Read More

right chords

How to Choose the Right Chords for Your Melody

Finding the right chords for your melody can be a challenging task for many musicians and songwriters. However, with a little bit of understanding and practice, you can easily master the art of chord progression and add a new dimension … Read More

Seventh chords

Seventh Chords: Intro to Advanced Songwriting

Seventh chords are a powerful tool in songwriting that can add depth and complexity to your music. By adding an extra note to a standard triad, a seventh chord can create a more interesting and dynamic sound that can be … Read More

Simple Melodies

The Art of Creating Strong Yet Simple Melodies

It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that more is better. But when it comes to vocal melodies, the opposite can often be true. Simplicity is key in creating a captivating and lyrical melody. Here are a few … Read More

writing harmonies

Writing Harmonies for Your Song

When it comes to writing a song, one of the most important aspects is creating a strong melody that can hook listeners in. However, a melody alone may not be enough to create a memorable and impactful song. That’s where … Read More

Melodic variation

The Importance of Melodic Variation in Songwriting

Melodic variation is a fundamental aspect of songwriting that has been used by musicians throughout history to create unique and memorable pieces of music. It is the process of taking a basic melody or musical phrase and changing it in … Read More

hook melody

How to Write a Memorable Hook Melody

A hook melody is the defining moment of a song. It’s what people remember most, sing along to, and often what makes a song a hit. A hook can be a melody, a riff, or a line, but regardless of … Read More

History of Melodies

The History of Melodies

Melody, the musical aspect that most influences our emotional response to a piece of music, has a rich and diverse history. From the earliest examples of music, to the diverse and intricate pop melodies of today, the story of melody … Read More

Advanced Melodies

Diving into Advanced Melodies

As a musician, you’re probably always looking for new ways to improve your craft. While the basics of melody writing are important, there’s so much more to explore when it comes to taking your compositions to the next level. Whether … Read More

What Makes a Good Melody

What Makes a Good Melody: For Beginners

A good melody is the backbone of any great song. It’s what people hum and remember long after the song has ended. But what makes a good melody? Let’s explore. 1. Catchiness One of the most important aspects of a … Read More

Leaps in Songwriting

How to Use Leaps in Songwriting

Leaps in melody can make a song stand out and be memorable. By incorporating sudden jumps or skips in pitch, you can add an unexpected twist to your melody and create a unique and captivating sound. Whether you’re a beginner … Read More

writing sad songs

Why Writing Sad Songs Can Bring Joy

Sad songs are often viewed as mere conduits of melancholy, and it’s true that many delve into the realm of loss, heartache, and tragedy. However, the art of crafting a melancholic melody can paradoxically bring about a sense of joy … Read More