Download the Inside the Hits book


Inside the Hits. It turns out it’s a lot more than just pure songwriting talent. There’s a reason why every hit song out there sounds so good and why we relate to them, and that’s exactly what we’re going to explore in Inside the Hits.

We’re going to go through 10 hit songs one by one and explore what it is from a music theory perspective that just makes them work so well. Because music theory isn’t a set of rules to restrict your creativity. Instead, it’s almost like a bunch of building blocks that you can use to get particular sounds and vibes out of your music – your creative toolset.

When you read Inside the Hits, you’ll get a better understanding of what goes on inside the hit songs, and some ways you can start using the same concepts in your own writing.

We explore each of these 10 songs in much more detail in the Hit Music Theory online course. We invite you to check it out.

There you’ll learn rhythm, subdivision, time signatures, notes, intervals, major and minor scales, key signatures, building major, minor and diminished chords, chromaticism, harmonic function and chord progressions, voice leading, parallel and contrary motion and much more.

Hit Music Theory packs the equivalent of 2 college-level music theory courses into a powerful online program that you can take at your own pace, and use to become a better musician.