Writing the Music
Writing Better Songs - Part I
An in depth article on how to write better chord progressions for your songs. No experience in theory needed. A useful resource for all songwriters.
Writing Better Songs: Part II - Writing in Minor Keys
An in depth article on how to write better chord progressions in minor keys. Lots of great info here for songwriters of all levels.
Writing Better Songs: Major Keys
In the first segment of this multi-part feature, your About.com Guide to Guitar examines how to create interesting chords and chord progressions for your songs.
Writing Better Songs Part II: Minor Keys
The second installment of this feature deals with the slightly more tricky process of writing chord progressions in minor keys, with many examples included.
Writing Better Songs Part III: Effective Melodies
In part three in this series, your About.com Guide to Guitar explores how to create more memorable melodies, by studying the music of Brian Wilson, Radiohead, and Paul McCartney.