5 Steps to Start Writing Lyrics

If you’ve never written lyrics before, it can be overwhelming to imagine where to start. From my online students, I often hear how relieving it is to bring structure and tools into the mix

How to Build A Team

The typical performing songwriter is both the man-power behind and the face in front of a business built from the ground up.

Tools for Finishing More Songs

One of the most frustrating problems we experience as songwriters is difficulty finishing songs. We might get stuck at the chorus, or maybe after the first chorus.

How to Write Songs with Groove

Some genres of music are driven largely by groove. If we are not accustomed to writing with groove in mind, it can be difficult to push our songwriting into this space.

Give Up to Gain

In my humble opinion, one of the main reasons we performing songwriters become frustrated with our lack of progress is that we’re unwilling to make sacrifices in order to make gains.

Tips for Finishing Songs

One of the most frustrating problems we experience as songwriters is difficulty finishing songs. We might get stuck at the chorus, or maybe after the first chorus.

Simple Tools for Better Melodies

A great melody always makes a song more memorable. It sounds obvious to say, but it is amazing how often we put emphasis on other elements of the song such as groove or lyric

Melody: Some Basics

Originally published in Chapter 1 of Melody in Songwriting: Tools and Techniques for Writing Hit Songs by Jack Perricone Melody: Some Basics Melody The two basic elements of music that define [...]