Songs are product of creativity, experience, insights, feelings and other wonderful elements. For some songwriting enthusiasts, it can be challenging to produce their first masterpiece. That's reasonable 'coz even the most experienced writers do encounter 'ideas block' before they can come up with songs that sell millions of copies in the industry. So, if it's your dream to write a song, these tips might help you. Stop thinking that you can't write; make the move and start inking that lovely melody in your mind...
Starting your song is often the most difficult part of song writing. Some composers choose to have a 'killer' intro and then add the enticing lines till the end of the song. As a matter of fact, there's no specific rule/s in writing a song. It's up to how the writer will make the song – to write the lyrics first or finishing the tune before putting the lyrics on.
Writing the lyrics is often critical in the process. It's the process of coming up with the best words that will touch and influence your listeners' hearts and souls.
1. Have a clear idea of your song's message.
If you have a clear idea of the message you would love to convey, then it will be easier for you to complete your song. Is it about love? Would it be a way to say goodbye? Is it about friendship, battles, life, and others? Once you've started writing the lyrics, you can then play with the structure, rhythm, and choice of words, when needed. With all these, you can surely develop a song that will linger in people's ears and hearts for a long time.
2. When inspiration strikes, grab it!
Seize the moment, so as the opportunity when you got an inspiration for your song. Never let a great idea or a nice song pass and disregarded. It will be frustrating when you just let of something that can be a big hit someday. Make sure to always bring a pen and a note so you can jot down your ideas.
3. Include experience – that's a great source of song ideas.
Have you ever thought where great song writers get their inspiration? Well, take it from Taylor Swift. She's open to say that most of her songs are from experiences – mostly are from the chapters of her life that talks about love, failures, happiness, and everything that she can use to fill out the missing lines of the song's rhythm.
Songs from life's experiences are more touching and show creativity. Whatever your experiences in life are, you can use them to put those feelings into a song – a channel to make experiences more worth-remembering!
4. Keep it simple and then go for more complicated rhythm.
Do not make things so complicated at the start. Start simply and smoothly. Don't stress yourself too much over pressure of finishing a song at once. Inspiration and efforts can be developed into a wonderful song.
5. Ask for feedback.
Find someone who can give you an honest feedback. You've spent hours or days working on your songs but it may still need some adjustments or fine-tuning. Critics can help you make a better song so don't be afraid to listen to their feedback.
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