Spice up your chord progressions – add more flavours to your song

Every songwriter experiences this at one point that the chord progressions of a song start sounding too flat or simple. Here are some ways to spice up your chord progressions. Harmonize your progression (using substitute chords) Let’s say you wrote a song using a particular progression, maybe a – C Dmin G F. After you’ve…

Narrative Songwriting: How to write songs that tell a story

A songwriter is nothing but a storyteller, because every song tells a story. But some songs are specifically written in a narrative style. They flow just like a story. The first verse starts as an introduction, the second verse continues the story, the bridge shows a climax, and the chorus kind of summarises the whole…

5 Songwriting exercises to write better songs

Free writing, object writing, journal, reading fiction, etc. are some really productive habits for a songwriter. But apart from all that, there are some alternate songwriting exercises that you can do to improve your songwriting and discover new song ideas. Background image source: Background photo created by suksao – www.freepik.com 1. Write poems While a…