[Power Words] How To Write Throat-Grabbing Lyrics

[Power Words] How To Write Throat-Grabbing Lyrics

Being able to grab your audience with thought-provoking, colorful lyrics is a difficult job, as it requires very different skills than your normal songwriting.You need to be able to put emotions into words, make sure they're not totally cliché and then make them fit your melody. Tough job.One of the best ways to win an audience over is using the right words, what I call "Power Words".continue reading →
3 Types Of Melodies You Must Know

3 Types Of Melodies You Must Know

Melody is king. No other melodic element in your arrangement will ever be as important - not chords, not the bass, not pluck sounds.So it makes sense to take a really close look at what makes a great melody and which parts it’s made up of.If you’ve read my post on how to write chord progressions that grab an audience (which I recommend you do, if you haven’t done it yet), a lot of what you’ll hear in this post will seem familiar.To me, chords and melodies are almost the same thing anyways (and if you would like to hear about that, let me know in the comment section), so it’s no big surprise that melodies come in the same types as chords:Color Melodies, i.e. melodies that sound pretty Direction Melodies, i.e. melodies that go somewhere Blends, i.e. melodies that use both color AND direction
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