Get The Free New E-Book: “Making Rainbows — The Beatles Way”

My November/December column, “Listen…Do You Want to Know a Secret,” promised to provide more examples of rainbow phrases in hit songs by The Beatles, examples that you could use to improve your own songwriting, regardless of style. At first I thought it would all fit in a single blog post, but after I got started, I was all-in for another e-book.

About a hundred espressos and a hundred pages later, “Making Rainbows — The Beatles Way; 80 Songs, 54 Songwriting Exercises” was finally done. You can approach “Making Rainbows” on any level: as pure fun (just listen to the rainbow phrases in the songs), or as an in-depth handbook to better songwriting. The best part is you can get it for free just by emailing American Songwriter at

If you have any questions about anything in the book, please feel free to email me at Your questions may become topics for a future blog post.


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