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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!
- 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