Simplifying Songwriting: How to Write Songs More Efficiently

Writing songs is similar to any writing project in a sense that they take time to complete and the end result may or may not be good enough for their target audience. There are many cases when a song writer gets enough inspiration to write a hit song in a matter of hours; however, this does not happen all the time. The key to becoming a good song writer is to use their time as efficiently as they can in order to come up with as many songs that they are able to without sacrificing quality. Here are some tips on how to be a more efficient song writer: Organize your writing space – You should make sure that your […]

Words or Melody: Which Comes First?

When people ask some of the most famous songwriters whether they prefer to start composing the melody or writing the lyrics to the song they’re working on, chances are the answers they’d give would vary. Some would say that they come up with melodies while playing around with different chords on an instrument, while others find inspiration to write a song beginning with the words. Contrary to what many people believe, there is no definite formula for writing songs. What works for one song writer may not work for another. Creating one’s own process in writing songs is a very personal thing. Some people go through a process of trial and error to find a way that works for them, […]

Secrets to Songwriting: The Theme

At the very core of every song is a theme. It may seem too general and too vague to pay attention to, but the theme is actually what holds a song together. Finding a good theme is just as good as finding inspiration for song writers. Ideas for a song’s theme can be found anywhere and everywhere; and once a song writer gets an idea for something to write about, inspiration will follow. Coming up with a good theme is very important when writing a song. It acts as the song’s framework that keeps the melody, lyrics, arrangement, and instrumentations together. A good theme is something that can reach not only the people who know and understand where the song […]