Songwriting Lesson: How to Start Writing a Melody against a Chord Progression

So while some songwriters start with lyrics first, others start with the instrumental part first.  If you write with a guitar, it’s not uncommon to start by strumming a guitar and stumbling on a cool chord or riff.   Or if you are a singer who doesn’t play an instrument, …

Eight Elements of an Impactful Song: an Overview

An impactful song is one where all the elements work together to form a cohesive, focused expression. Let’s think about this for a moment. Most of the time, a song is a short form where it just focuses on one feeling. There are longer songs that go through various sections …