Secrets to Writing Killer Melodies | Impactful Songwriting

Melody is like the face of a song.   That’s where listeners’ attention goes. Writing great melodies isn’t the only way to write a great song. But if you write quality melodies, you’re half way there.   In this video I discuss two key concepts in understanding melodies:   Directions …

Songwriting: What Good Looks Like

  I always wondered about this conundrum. Why are there such big discrepancies between great songs and not-so-great ones? Particularly among some of the most successful artists with long careers?   Sure, not every song has to be a hit. But if they figured out how to write hit-worthy songs, …

Dreams of a Songwriter

A lot of songwriters have pet “theme” to their writing. Jon Bon Jovi, for example, writes about struggles of common folks. He is a rich rock star, so is he not authentic when he sings about people living paycheck to paycheck? I believe he is. He may now be a …