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Songwriting Tips

Hey! I’m writing this post because in my previous post, I mentioned that one of the best ways to get rid of boredom was to write a song, and it is! I’ve written quite a few songs, and even though the first few were a challenge, I feel like I’ve finally figured out songwriting. And I wanted to share my tips with you!

  1. When writing a song, if you want the lyrics to flow easily, write about something that you love or your experiences in life. For quite a few of my songs, the main idea is self-acceptance, because that is a very important lesson I have learnt in my life.
  2. Don’t worry about the tune just as you start. Sure, if you want to strum the guitar while you write a song, you can, but I find it way easier to forget about the tune and write the lyrics instead.
  3. Mind map! Before writing your song, if you are having trouble choosing the subject, scribble down a bunch of topics your song could be about. Then for each of those topics, write a few words or phrases. See which one flows the best!
  4. Structure. A lot of people freak out when writing songs because they honestly have zero idea on how their song is structured. Most pop songs are structured like this: Verse, Pre-chorus, Chorus, Verse, Pre-chorus, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus. This is just a scaffold, though. Don’t be pressured to follow it EXACTLY as it is. Do your own thing!
  5. Finally, it comes to the music to go with the lyrics. When writing my first song, I was honestly SO freaked out about what music producing software I should use, because all of them costed money, and while I am serious about my music, I didn’t exactly want to spend that much. Then I stumbled across Soundtrap. It is absolutely free(unless you want to upgrade, I think!) and is very easy to work with. I highly recommend you guys using it.

I hope these tips have been SUPER helpful for you guys, and I really hope that you have a blast writing your awesome songs:) Anna xx

*Picture Credits: Valencia 1/2 Size classical guitar pink- Melbourne Music Center

6 thoughts on “Songwriting Tips”

  1. I remember when I was in 5th grade I had a fight with my friends and I just wrote a song. I still have it and remember the tune and ahh so cringe but honestly it’s so cool to see my mindset back then. Now I’m more into writing poetry and for some reason Arabic poetry despite the fact that my Arabic vocabulary is literally 3 words. Emotions do something to you. πŸ˜‚ But I would love if you posted one of your songs I want to hear themmm or just read them! ❀

    1. Omg same! I had a fight in 5th grade, and I came home and wrote a song. Looking back I find it really cringey πŸ˜‚ I write songs and poetry, and I’ve tried writing poems in my mother tongue but it just doesn’t sound rightπŸ˜‚ Awh thank you! I would love to post a song! Have an amazing week ❀

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