If you sing and play an instrument then by now you must have dreamed of being a part of the music industry, and make it big as a singer songwriter. However, no matter if you play rock, country, pop or another style of music and you had music lessons all your life, you know all the tips and tricks for making a great melody, you might still stumble from time to time and have what it’s called a writer block.
Now, if you want to make it into the music business and be a hit songwriter, you can’t really afford lacking ideas and inspiration. You need to have great songs and work hard, but what can you do when you’re blocked and can’t write?
There are some methods and tools which you can use that will help you write a good song. And with a new song that sounds amazing, you are sure to capture the attention of some big fish. If you want to become a famous singer songwriter you need to have great songs – without it, you won’t make it and won’t get any music awards ever.
So, what are the secrets behind being a hit songwriter? What do other singer songwriters have and you don’t? Well, first of all it’s not about songwriting techniques, songwriting competition or something else. It’s all about melodies.
Let me tell you a story. Not so long ago, a young man had a lyric in his head – just a single verse, not a whole song. He took that single lyric and made it into a chorus, and also used it as a title for the melody. He then took his guitar and played a simple chord pattern that became the chorus. With that simple piece of music, he began lyric writing – just a verse at first, then the bridge. He started recording his chorus, verse and bridge. The lyrics were catchy, the melodies were perfect and the whole song was easy to listen. He then added another verse, and the song was done. Once went with his song to the recording studio, he added some nice beats, some other instruments, and with the help of songwriting software, he managed to make it really professional sounding. He sent this song as a demo along with other of his own songs. Overnight, his song became a hit single, a favorite song for the youth, and his music career took off.
The above story can be your story. Learn from it, as it explains the songwriting process, and if you stick to the above songwriting tips and tricks, you’ll have an album in no time. Song writing is a skill that can be learned, and as a singer songwriter you should be able to write songs fairly easy. This is not the ultimate method for writing songs, but if you listen to other artists that have a huge audience, you’ll notice that their songs are mainly chorus driven.
Source by Peter S. Smith