Do you truly want to write the best song you possibly can? If your answer is yes, you will need to emulate what successful songwriters do. How do you learn from these successful songwriters? That’s easy. Study great songs.
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.
In all creative endeavors originally comes from taking existing ideas and method and applying them in unique ways. To use those existing ideas you need to study them. You need to analyze them and figure out what make them successful. The more you know the stronger your instinct will be for what is memorable, catchy and engaging. Continue reading
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.
Here is an article by GK Eckert on 3 Rules of Thumbs 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