Songwriting

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Songwriting, Tools, All

27 Songwriting Tools: The Ultimate Collection of Songwriting Software

Need some help during the songwriting process? Check out our complete guide on helpful songwriting software.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

How Long Does It Take To Write A Song?

How long does it take to write a song? We'll share all of the secrets you need to know behind the songwriting process.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

How To Write A Rock Song

Do you want to learn how to write a rock song? Here's your startup guide to get grooving.

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How To Write A Hit Song: The Complete Guide

Do you want to learn how to write a hit song? Here are the songwriting ingredients you'll need to build a banger.

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Production, Songwriting, Theory, All

How to Write a Chord Progression: The Ultimate Guide

Do you want to learn how to write a chord progression? Here's our complete guide for creating chords.

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Songwriting, Production, All

How To Write A Country Song: Complete Beginner's Guide

Are you ready to learn how to write a country song? Here's our complete guide to making amazing country music.

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How To Write A Love Song In 9 Steps

Do you want to learn how to write a love song? Here's everything you need to know to get started.

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Production, Songwriting, Theory, All

Chord Progressions: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Want to learn about chord progressions? We've got you covered with this complete beginner's guide to chord progressions.

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Songwriting, Strategies, All

200+ Song Prompts: Quick Ideas to Help you Take Off

Looking for some quick, amazing song ideas? These song prompts are designed to inspire your next hit song.

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Songwriting, Strategies, All

How to Write a Rap Song: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Ready to learn how to write a rap song? Our guide will teach you everything you need to know from start to finish.

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Songwriting, Strategies, All

How to Start a Song: 9 Actionable Tips

Here are nine strategies that will help you learn how to start a song from scratch.

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Songwriting, Strategies, All

Top lining: What it is & How to Get Started with it

What is toplining, and should I get involved with it? Come dive in as we explore this unique realm of the music industry.

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Theory, Songwriting, All

What is Cadence in Music: All Types Explained

What is cadence in music theory and how does it work? In this article, we'll break down everything you need to know about these compositional tools.

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Songwriting, Strategies, All

Songwriting Tips: 16 Techniques That Actually Work

This article provides actionable songwriting tips that will enhance the quality and efficiency of music production. It lists a finite number of practical ones.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

How to Harmonize: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

Are you trying to learn how to harmonize? Come dive in with us as we explore a few techniques you can use to better understand how harmony works.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

Verse vs. Chorus: All the Differences You Need to Know

Confused about the difference between a verse and a chorus? Read this detailed guide to understand exactly what are the differences between these two musical elements.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

How Many Bars In A Verse?

Wondering how many bars are there in a verse? Read this detailed blog that answers that and other related questions.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

How To Write A Chorus: A Step By Step Guide

Are you ready to craft a killer chorus? Here's a step-by-step guide on how to get started with writing the perfect chorus.

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What Is a Verse In a Song?

What is a verse in a song? How does it work? We'll cover all these questions and more so that you can build a strong song.

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What Is a Chorus In A Song?

We'll break down everything you need to know about the chorus, which is one of the most important elements of songwriting.

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How To Write A Verse for a Song: A Step By Step Guide

How do songwriters' craft a strong verse? Here's our step-by-step guide to writing a verse for your own songs.

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Production, Songwriting, Theory

Melodic Motion: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Read this detailed guide about melodic motion and movement and learn to create stronger, memorable songs.

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Songwriting, Theory

What Is Harmony In Music & How It Works

Read this detailed guide to learn what is harmony and how you can use it in your music.

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Songwriting, Theory, Production, All

What is Melody in Music: Everything You Need To Know

Here's everything you need to know about what a melody is and how it works.

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How to Write a Melody: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Wondering how to write a melody that is strong and memorable? Read this detailed guide for beginners to learn all you need to know about writing melodies.

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Songwriting, Strategies, All

How To Write Song Lyrics: A Step By Step Guide

In this detailed guide, we'll show you how to write song lyrics for beginners, experienced writers, and everyone in between.

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Songwriting, All

Hook vs. Chorus: All You Need to Know

Struggling to understand the difference between a chorus and hook? Let us break down how the chorus and hook of a song are similar, yet different. We'll also share few tips for writing a great hook and chorus in your next song.

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Songwriting, All

What is a Hook in a Song

Have you ever wondered "what is a hook in a song"? In this piece, we'll break down exactly what a musical hook is and how you can create them to create memorable music.

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Lyrics or Music: Which Comes First?

Learn about different approaches to songwriting in this in-depth article. Discover the pros and cons of each method, and apply them to your own songs.

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Production, Recording, Songwriting, Tools, All

Creating A Vintage Beat Using Free 1982 Casiotone Samples

One of the best parts about being a musician in today’s day and age is the presence of free resources. Sample libraries are no exception, and we were overjoyed when we found out a user sampled a wonderfully retro 1982 Casiotone MT-45.

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Songwriting, Strategies, Tools, All

Getting Rid of Writer's Block: 20 Proven Tips

Writer’s block is an inevitable symptom of working in a creative field. Presented in a variety of magnitudes, it’s a condition that affects even the most capable producers. Identifying and understanding your writer’s block is the first step to controlling it.

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Songwriting, Theory, All

Part One – Hack the Code: Tricks to Read Music Fast and Easy

Reading music is an excellent skill to learn and will only benefit you on your path in music. Reading music gives you the ability to communicate in a universal language. A note on the staff is the same note to every person on Earth.

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Part 2 – Hack the Code: Tricks to Read Music Fast and Easy

In Part 2, you will build upon this knowledge and learn about the grand staff, sharps and flats, and some enharmonic equivalents. Make sure you have thoroughly understood everything in Part 1 before beginning!

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The 4 Factors That Make Jonas Brothers’ Hit “Sucker” a Great Comeback Song

After years of being apart, the Jonas Brothers resurfaced as a band with a song release that is, plainly said, addicting to the ears. It’s not over-the-top with energy, and it won’t take more than a few minutes to listen through.

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Understanding Polyrhythms: What You Need To Know

Polyrhythms can be confusing, but we'll break down what they are, what they sound like, and how you can play polyrhythms in this article.

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What Is Rhythm?

Learn everything you need to know about rhythm, including core elements, examples of common rhythmic patterns, and techniques for learning it.

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Production, Recording, Songwriting, All

Using Loops Isn’t Cheating

One of the most long-held debates surrounding electronic music production is whether using loops is cheating. After all, using loops is undoubtedly more efficient than recording an instrumental from scratch. Below, we’ll dive into the debate so that you can determine if these tools are a good fit for your production style.

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Production, Songwriting, All

How to Make LoFi Music: The Ultimate Guide

Do You Want To Know How To Make LoFi Music? Come With Us As We Explore The Ins And Outs Of This Genre In Our 'How to Make LoFi Music: The Ultimate Guide.

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How To Write A Song: A Beginner's Guide

Are you ready to learn how to write a song? In this article, we'll share some of the best songwriting tips and everything you need to make your own music.

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Circle of Fifths: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Are you ready to elevate your music theory game? If so, come dive in with us as we explore the most important music theory concept — the circle of fifths.

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How to Compose a Bridge in a Song

Not Sure How To Write A Bridge For Your Own Song? Come Dive In With Us As We Show You The Ins And Outs Of How To Compose A Bridge In A Song.

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Using Pop Chord Progressions to Improve Your Songwriting

There are so many different elements of a song that can grab the listener – moving lyrics, creative production elements, catchy melodies and hooks – but we can’t forget that a great chord progression can make all the difference.

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4 Elements That Make a Surefire Hit

On Friday, June 15, Taylor Swift released her latest song, ‘You Need to Calm Down,’ the second single from her 7th studio album, ‘Lover.’ Along with the release of her first 2019 single, ‘ME!’, this signifies the beginning of Swift’s new “era” (as her fans like to call it), which carries themes and imagery of pastel colors, rainbows, pride, LGBTQ+ allyship, and an overall positive and cheerful aesthetic – a stark contrast to the dark and edgy era of her last album, ‘Reputation.’

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How to Write a Pop Song

Catchy hooks, moving lyrics, and melodies that get stuck in your head – a good pop song can undeniably reel you in from start to finish. It may seem impossible to write that one-of-a-kind song that people want to play on repeat – but by using your knowledge of songwriting basics and tools, you can write your next great song.

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