Songwriting Articles: General

  1. Arranging the Psychic Sonic Furniture

  2. Build-A-Song Part I: The Idea

  3. Build-A-Song Part II: From the Idea to the Hook

  4. Build-A-Song Part III: Freeflow

  5. Build-A-Song Part IV: Cadence

  6. Build-A-Song Part V: Melody

  7. Build-A-Song Part VI: Tips For Tunesmiths

  8. Build-A-Song Part VII: the Emergence of the Verses

  9. Build-A-Song Part VIII: Finishing Touches

  10. Commercial Song Forms

  11. Commercial Songcraft - Part 1: Groundwork

  12. Commercial Songcraft - Part 2: Songwriting Tips

  13. Commercial Songcraft - Part 3: Commerciality, Familiarity and Originality

  14. Creating a Stand Out Chorus

  15. Creating Musical Contrast

  16. Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus / Don't Be a Shnook, Get to the Hook

  17. Following The Trends

  18. Get A Flat (Flat Seven That Is)

  19. Give Your Song A Lift

  20. Hook, Line, and Sinker

  21. Little Things Mean A Lot

  22. Make Your Songs Stand Out

  23. Striking the Right Chord

  24. The Power Of Simplicity

  25. To Leap Or Not To Leap

  26. Too Many Ideas Spoil the Song

Recommended Reading

  1. 6 Steps to Songwriting Success: Comprehensive Guide to Writing and Marketing Hit Songs

  2. Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course & Workbook

  3. Melody in Songwriting: Tools and Techniques for Writing Hit Songs (Berklee Guide)

  4. How to Write Songs on Guitar: A Guitar-Playing and Songwriting Course

  5. The Craft and Business of Songwriting

  6. Writing Better Lyrics

  7. Essential Songwriters Rhyming Dictionary: Most Practical and Easy to Use Reference Now Available

  8. The Songwriter's Idea Book: 40 Strategies to Excite Your Imagination, Help Your Design Distinctive Songs, and Keep Your Creative Flow

  9. The Craft of Lyric Writing

  10. Songwriting Made Easy! (The Ultimate Beginner Series)

  11. Complete Idiot's Guide to Songwriting

  12. Inside Songwriting: Getting to the Heart of Creativity

  13. 88 Songwriting Wrongs & How to Right Them: Concrete Ways to Improve Your Songwriting and Make Your Songs More Marketable

  14. Songwriters on Songwriting: The Expanded Version

  15. Inside Classic Rock Tracks: Songwriting and Recording Secrets of 100+ Great Songs

  16. Songwriting and the Guitar (Acoustic Guitar Guides)

  17. Riffs: How to Create and Play Great Guitar Riffs

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