In this article written by Robin Fredrick, you’ll learn how to write a song in ten steps.
We’ve taken the top 5 tips from his list, click on the link below to read the full article.
ONE – Start with the title
Starting with a title will help you stay focused on a single idea in your song. Create a phrase of one to six words that sums up the heart of what you want to say.
TWO – Make a list of questions suggested by the title
Your list might include: What does the title mean? How do you feel about it? What happened to cause this? What do you think or hope will happen next? You’ll need three to four questions.
THREE – Choose a song structure
Many of today’s biggest hits rely on a song structure like this: Verse / Chorus / Verse / Chorus / Bridge / Chorus. Some add a short section called a “pre-chorus” or “lift” between the verse and chorus to build anticipation.
FOUR – Find the melody in your lyric
Notice the natural rhythm and melody of your speech when you say the lines with lots of feeling. This is the beginning of your chorus melody.
FIVE – Record your song
You don’t need lots of strings or drums – in fact, these can detract. Practice both the instrumental and vocal parts until you are comfortable with them. The less you have to focus on when playing or singing, the more you can let go and feel the emotion in the song. Try singing it as if you are speaking it to someone.
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Go on and write amazing songs.