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Singing and songwriting

All the singing/songwriting guides, lists, and tutorials at Higher Hz.

Understanding chord progressions to write better songs

Let’s say you’ve got a melody you’re proud of, but you don’t know what to do with it. Understanding chords and chord relationships can help you go from a rough idea to a finished song faster than you think.

In this article, I’m going to break down what chord progressions are, how to find and put them together quickly, as well as show you some quick ways of spicing things up.

How to write a song in 12 steps from start to finish

There’s no doubt that there’s never been an easier time in our history to write, record, and release music than right now.

While this is beautiful in more ways than I can say, the problem that comes with this new territory is that the music world has become oversaturated.

An overabundance of new songs are being uploaded every single day making it difficult for an emerging artist to be heard above the noise.

The 7 parts of a song and how to use them to create a perfect structure

Writing songs is its own form of storytelling that can take as many unique forms as there are emotions associated with the messages conveyed in the music. When I say storytelling by the way, I’m not necessarily referring to lyrics.

Though lyrical content is without a doubt crucial in most genres, history has shown that you don’t need lyrics to write incredible and memorable songs (Thanks Bela Fleck and The Flecktones!)

Elvis to Swift: How struggling singers became global icons

All commercially successful singers have had many improvements to make in their skills at the beginning of their careers.

The concept of putting in 10,000 hours of work to master a skill, popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers, is a general guideline for artists. The time required can vary among individuals, but consistent practice is crucial for skill development.

Top 6 ways you can finally finish that song

If you’re anything like me, you may have found yourself coming face to face with another form of writer’s block that can be quite potent in nature. Finishing the song!

Agh! It’s bringing back painful memories as I write this! It can be hard enough getting started on something let alone knowing how to wrap things up, right?

Top 7 best easy songs for beginners to sing (all voice types)

Embarking on a singing journey can be both exciting and challenging, especially for beginners. To make your debut singing experience a smooth one, I created a curated list of seven simple songs tailored for all voice types, from bass to baritone to soprano and alto and beyond!