When it comes to royalty free music samples, are they practical for songwriters?
In this article I will review Loopmasters digital loops and samples for use in songwriting. In general in order to use music samples it requires payment of royalties, however “royalty free” music samples are available for use with one time license fee. Loopmasters provides a 100% Royalty Free Sample Libraries. This company produces a wide range of samples that are flexible and easy to use. This can be quite helpful to a songwriter. You get top quality professional musicians that you can include in your songs. Continue reading
Do you truly want to write the best song you possibly can? If your answer is yes, you need to emulate what successful songwriters do. How do you learn from these successful songwriters? That’s easy. Study great songs. Continue reading to learn how to write songs people will love.
Songwriting is a Learned Skill
It is rare that anyone can write a great song right away. Songwriting is a skill and it can be learned. Make great songwriters your teacher by understanding how they write songs.
It Starts with an Idea
In all creative endeavors originally comes from taking existing ideas and method and applying them in unique ways. Using those existing ideas requires studying them. You then analyze them and figure out what makes them successful. The more you know, the stronger your instinct will be for what is memorable, catchy and engaging. Continue reading
A Mode is a type of scale created by establishing a new tonic within a preexisting scale. To create a mode establish a new tonic on one of the notes other than root. Using modes in creating a melody will influence the mood and emotion of the music. Here are the Scales Modes starting with the ionian mode.
This mode starts on the 1st note of the major scale. So in fact this is the major scale.
Mood: Happy, bright, triumphant.
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A few years ago a person who wanted to record a CD would either pay enormous fees for studio time or need to be picked up by a record label. Nowadays when you are ready to record you simply set up your recording space with the equipment you need and start laying down the tracks for those killer sounds you hear inside your head. It’s that simple; but, before you start recording there are few things you’ll need for your studio.
#1. A computer and software program.
An earworm is best described as a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person’s mind after it is no longer playing. There are several phases describing an earworm. These descriptions include…
- musical imagery repetition,
- involuntary musical imagery, and
- stuck song syndrome.
Musicians and people with OCD most commonly suffer from earworm attacks. An earworm involves a small portion of a song, a hook. That auditory portion is equal to the memory capacity of the victim’s auditory short-term memory. Continue reading
When it comes to writing songs there are certain tasks that will help improve the working process. This working process will help build a better work ethic. Songwriting is a process and certain processes will guide the songwriting. Here are song things to consider when writing your next amazing songs.
1. Have a specific concept or idea in mind
Always have a specific purpose in mind before you begin writing a song. You need to be clear and focus on what your song’s purpose is. Is the song about an issue you have great passion? Is it about a relationship? Is it about a specific event? Know this before you begin. Continue reading
A song’s title is one of the most important elements. A title can make or break a song. Therefore take the time and effort to craft the best song title possible. Here you will learn some tips that will help you improve song titles
If you begin with a great song title, it makes the job of writing lyrics easier. In most cases the song title is the hook. The hook is what grabs the listener. The title provides a clear focus for the lyrics. The song title allows you to write and build the story around that title.
There are ways to write better titles. They can always be better. Here are some practical ideas to help you improve song titles. Continue reading
So you want to write hit pop songs. If you ever take time to analyze modern pop songs you will find that they have many element in common. Understanding these elements may increase your chance for success. Will it guarantee success? In life there are no guarantees. But, doing certain thing the right way will increase the odds in your favor.
In baseball there is a thing called the “sweet spot” That is a location on the bat that provide maximum performance from the bat. When the ball hits the sweet spot just right the result is usually a home run. Does the ball always contact the sweet spot? Of course not. But, the hitter practices and strives to make it happen. In song there are also certain “sweet spots”. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Here is an article by GK Eckert on Three Rules of Thumb on how to write songs. These rules can be quite useful during the songwriting process. Are these the only rules? Not really, But they are a place to start. For each point I will include a brief commentary. You can also jump into the conversation by making comments.
Guest Article by GK Eckert
Songwriting is most definitely a skill. In time, you will come up with many of your own tricks, tools and guidelines. My “three rules of thumb” have proven to be my most valuable tools when it comes to the art of writing songs. Here they are! Continue reading
The Learn How to Write Songs website has many songwriting tools to help stimulate creative ideas. Here is a collection of those tool in one single post. Keep in mind these tools were not created to automatically write a song for you, they were created to help songwriters acquire ideas to help write a song. Sometimes all that is needed is a simple idea to get started. Here are app you can use to build songs…
Create a Song Prompt
Prompts are a great way to seed an idea. Use the prompt idea as a starting point to create a song story. Here is a song prompt you can start with… Continue reading
What is music?
First off to understand what is music you must understand that Music is simply a succession or combination of organized harmonious sounds.
A sound is anything that can be heard. Music consists of sounds. To make music requires the organization of sounds. If a composer wants to master music it requires careful study and understanding of how music is organized. Continue reading
Taking a look back at 2013 here are the top songwriting articles on this website.
From Chord Progressions and Lyric Writing tips to Songwriting Challenges and other useful Ideas Tips, we publish a bunch of posts on the Learn How to Write Songs Blog.
These posts may be overflowing with tips, ideas, insights, and more. Your contribution can make this Blog a thriving community of information and discussion.
In case you missed them or forgot to bookmark them for reference and inspiration, here are the Top 10 Learn How to Write Songs Blog Posts of 2013 and don’t forget to leave a comment to join the discussion: Continue reading
When it comes to writing songs there are certain elements that make supercharge your songwriting. Using these elements will supercharge your creativity. Some of these elements may seem obvious but other will be new or you didn’t think about them. As you go though these twelve item examine your current song to see if you can apply these ideas to them. Never be afraid to re-write songs. As you re-write you get better and help polish your song. Continue reading
1) Why do you write songs?
Answering this question will give you the motivation to move forward. It will help define your purpose for songwriting. Knowing the reason why you write songs is a strong motivator. This is especially helpful in those times where you creative energy is low. Know the reason why you write songs. Continue reading
For those of you who like to write songs where the lyrics rhyme, here’s a term you should be familiar with. ‘Rhyme scheme‘ refers to where the rhyming words occur in a verse or a chorus. When writing songs it is a good idea to make song lyric rhyme.
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Song Lyrics Rhyme Scheme Patterns
Rhyme schemes are simply the pattern of rhymes within a stanza. The rhyme pattern in each verse should match other following verses in the song. But this pattern does not have to be the same in the chorus or bridge. It is usually best to be different than the verses. Songs do not have to rhyme, but the vast majority of successful songs do rhyme. Continue reading