Suspended chords offer more than just a frilly little something to add to your music. They work as substitution chords, they can smooth out chord progressions, and they can add tension to your music. Learn when to use suspended chords in your song.
Lennon and McCartney. Richards and Jagger. Simon and Garfunkel (but mostly Simon). We all know these names as the power songwriting duos they were. Their stories show us how to go about co-writing a song — with a teamwork mentality.
You can tell a lot about a person by what they are chasing. Some chase money. Some houses or cars. Some chase relationships. Some chase better jobs or promotions. Some chase dreams.
One of the most powerful and effective aspects of songwriting is creating a sense of expectancy. That term expectancy refers to a song’s ability to make you want to hear what happens next.
If you’re a songwriter, I’m going to share a hard truth with you. Do you know how the average listener learns your song? Chorus melody.