25 Aug 5 Tips To Writing A Great Song
Have you ever found yourself at a loss for writing the perfect chord or lyric? Sometimes even the most creative of songwriters hit a wall. Although there is no set formula to writing a song, there are many ways to keep the creativity flowing. Here are 5 tips to help you write your next great song:
Keep A Song Journal
You never know when inspiration is going to strike! Whether you are on the train heading to work, or at a park; a smell, a sight, or a conversation you overheard could musically inspire you, and you wouldn’t want to lose that idea because you had nowhere to jot it down.
Create a Hook – Have a Clear Vision of What the Song is About
A common mistake in songwriting is attempting to present too many ideas in one song. The average pop song is under four minutes. That’s not a lot of time to “hook” the listener and get your point across. Being concise with your message will help you to craft a more memorable track.
Force Yourself To Go Outside When You Hit A Wall
When you hit a wall, leave the recording studio or the place you normally choose to work. The worst thing you can do is try to force the creativity out of yourself. Go outside with your journal (as aforementioned), and immerse yourself in what the outside world has to offer. If something strikes you, revert to tip number one!
Surround Yourself With Other Musicians
Humans are collaborative creatures by nature. There’s no question that songwriters derive much needed inspiration from other musicians. It’s easier than ever to stay at home making music all by yourself on your laptop, but if becoming a better artist or songwriter is important to you, then be sure to get out and interact with other musicians every once in a while. You never know how another musician might inspire you to write better music.
Don’t Filter Yourself
Sometimes it’s best to write whatever comes to your mind first. Don’t waste time trying to assimilate those thoughts into something cohesive right away. If you are trying to write a great song it’s important to maintain the authenticity of your ideas, which you will often lose if you start to edit them before you even fully come up with them.
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Annette WallacePosted at 18:57h, 03 September
I’m a struggling songwriter and I experience a lot of writer’s block. This is very helpful.
Tom HollandPosted at 23:52h, 15 February
I have been writing lyrics for over twenty years
But not knowing how to play an instrument I write the lyrics an go no farther with it.but now in my early 40’s I feel as though I must take it farther .I feel as though I must carry this out in order to fill this void in my life.can you give me any advice in moving forward? For I realize I’m not getting any younger!
Trystan MatthewsPosted at 16:33h, 20 February
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Trystan MatthewsPosted at 05:52h, 07 November
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