[incl. Video] How Taylor Swift Writes Songs (Analysis 1989)

[incl. Video] How Taylor Swift Writes Songs (Analysis 1989)

Wanna find out how Taylor Swift writes her melodies? Tl;dr? Check out the video version of this blog here: Download "the Swift Line" here. TRANSCRIPTION: We’ve all heard of the “formulas of Pop music”, these secret rules songwriters use to hit the charts over and over again. Songwriting giants like…continue reading →
How To Actually Write Contemporary Lyrics

How To Actually Write Contemporary Lyrics

Does this sound familiar? "I am really struggling with writing contemporary lyrics. I am more of a storytelling guy when I write, but maybe it's just a habit. Maybe you can share some practices, exercises and techniques to get out of the songwriting rut and start building songs lyrics in…continue reading →
My Top 5 Chord Progressions (“Chord Rotations”) + Video

My Top 5 Chord Progressions (“Chord Rotations”) + Video

I have a really, really cool trick to share with you today, and I thought I’d explain it by telling you about my Top 5 (or is it a Top 10? SPOILERS) Chord Progressions I use on a daily basis.I’m super excited to share this one with you. Creating an interesting chord progression out of nothing is always a fun experience.…continue reading →