Archive for Songwriting Basics

Five Music Production Tips I Wish I Knew When I Started

May 22nd, 2018 by

Five music production tips I wish I knew when I startedMaking music is a tiring and cumbersome process that involves long hours, and repeated tweaks and changes. Music production is a constantly evolving field, genres last for a few months and are replaced by a completely new genre in the next few months, just like rock and pop were replaced by dubstep, trance, trap and bass drums. Here are a few  music production tips that I wish I knew when I started out. (more…)

How Doing Everything Can Be A Songwriters Worst Nightmare

May 15th, 2018 by

Songwriters Worst Nightmare Working on Car Oil MessI recently had a big problem with  my car. It had a huge oil leak coming from the oil pan. It was not always that way. I made it that way. Thankfully it is now fixed. But this is the end of a lesson I had to learn regarding having a little knowledge but not being an expert. And this is a lesson for songwriters as well. Although this is about my car the lesson can be applied to many areas of life. This includes songwriting.  Here is my story and how I learned that by doing everything my self can become a songwriters worst nightmare. (more…)

Songwriter Self Doubt – Here’s How to Overcome the Pain

May 8th, 2018 by

songwriter self doubtSongwriter self doubt is something all creative people like songwriters face.

First, let’s take a look at some of our great creative types and their battles with self doubt: (more…)

3 Psychological Tricks How Write a Hit Song

April 24th, 2018 by

writing songs psychological tricksThere will be many guides and articles telling you how to write better songs, but the right approach toward change always depends on what you want to achieve. Changing your current writing habits can happen only under your watch and with your effort. Understanding psychological tricks will help you in your songwriting process

Surely, many of the tips can help, even the most ridiculous ones. You’ve probably heard of the habits popular songwriters have, such as not talking to people all day long, or using the ‘Mozart effect’ to kill the writer’s block.

Regardless of the approach you choose, if you are struggling with creating a hit despite all your efforts and talents, it is time to make some changes. Below are the three best psychological tricks that will help you create a hit. (more…)

How to Make a Great Hip-Hop Beats in Home FL Studio

April 17th, 2018 by

FL Studio Computer Software SetupLearn and understand how to make a great hip hop beats in FL Studio software. It teaches about how to come out with the best beats in a few minutes at no cost.

First of all, you have to understand that the Fruity Loops which is also known as the FL Studio means a digital audio workstation which the Image Line Group created. It started from being a beat making tool and later transformed into a digital studio workstation for mixing. In order to come out with a great hip hop beat from this workstation at your home, you have to follow these steps. (more…)

Guitar Fingerstyle: The 6 Essential Fingerpicking Techniques for Beginners

April 10th, 2018 by

Guitar Fingerpicking FingerstyleLearning how to play guitar on your own is by no means a walk in the park. For you to play well, you are going to have to master a lot of things. Taking guitar lessons is an excellent way to speed up your progress.

As a newbie, you are going to have a hard time fingerpicking because you haven’t had much training.  Many guitarists today are not able to play very well because they don’t know how to fingerpick properly and they end up making a lot of errors.

In this article, we are going to be looking at six tips that will help you master fingerpicking. It is important for you to have it at the back of your mind that the tips that are going to be listed in this article are by no means easy. But if you are consistent and put in the work, you are going to get better at fingerpicking. (more…)

8 Step Creative Process to Help You Write Better Songs

March 27th, 2018 by

Eight Step Creative ProcessThe following steps can be used in nearly any creative activity especially in the songwriting creative process.  It is a basic road map to follow that will provide greater clarity in the creation of your next song.

Identify the Topic

The beginning of the the creative process requires that you pinpoint the main topic want to express. As a artist you want to express your ideas, beliefs and thought to your audience. Having a clear picture of the topic makes it easier to come up with viable working ideas. (more…)

Important Music Industry Career Tips You Need to Know

March 20th, 2018 by

Music Industry Career ConcertEvery career sector is constantly changing and evolving, which is especially true for a music industry career. It has seen a multitude of changes over the past few years. With the rise of digital downloads and the internet, there are a new wave of opportunities and challenges for fresh faces to encounter in their music industry careers.

These tips will hopefully help you navigate the music industry and get a great start in your future career. (more…)

How To Find Inspiration For Your Song

March 15th, 2018 by

find inspiration songwritingA song is a pleasing way of expressing one’s thoughts and feelings. Words stringing together, dancing with each other forming a note, a tune, that one can go on listening to it on loop. Everyone has ideas, and all they are looking for is a platform to share their thoughts. At first, the ideas just flow through. After giving out all the intuitional ideas, it is natural to be left out with the conscience reasoning only. And that is when you actually go out and find inspiration for your song.
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3 Ways to Use Poetry to Improve Songwriting Skills

March 10th, 2018 by

3 Ways to Use Poetry to Improve Songwriting SkillsPoetry and songwriting are undoubtedly related. But, unlike what many think, songwriting does not come from poetry or vice versa. The difference between these two lies in the fact that the first is created mainly for reading, while the second for listening. According to Writer’s digest, all the remaining differences are consequences of this difference. (more…)

The Best Songwriting Tips from Famous Musicians

March 6th, 2018 by

The Best Songwriting Tips from Famous MusiciansWriting a song is a unique creative process, which not only requires talent, but also persistence, passion for music and deep understanding of life. Not every great song was written by a talented musician. It might happen that people practice themselves with songwriting. So, is it possible to train oneself into songwriting? Our answer is “Yes.” Here are some of the best songwriting tips…. (more…)

How to Boost Your Songwriting Creativity and Inspiration

February 27th, 2018 by

How to Boost Your Songwriting Creativity and InspirationCreative songwriting is the first and most crucial step to a successful songwriting and music career. However, despite around 30,000 new songwriters coming up each year, writing a song with incredible lyrics and melodies can be quite challenging. Even with years of experience, you might find yourself going through writer’s block at one point. The good news is that there are so many sources of inspiration out there that could help you back to your game. Here are a few tips on how to boost your songwriting creativity and inspiration:

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Top 5 Best Songwriting Software

February 20th, 2018 by

5 Best Songwriting Software Ableton, Chordpulse, HookPad, Songwriter's Pad, MusescoreSongwriting is a process of writing lyrics and applying models to create a song. This can be a mere hobby or can be something that you can do professionally. Professional songwriters are in demand these days and they are being paid a decent amount for their creative works. But, it does not necessarily mean that only professional songwriters find this field favorable. Even if you are a newbie, there’s still a great chance that you can make great songs like a pro. Aside from your talents, there are tools that can help you learn and excel in this field. These tools include the best songwriting software. (more…)

Tips for Writing a Contemporary Jazz Song

February 12th, 2018 by

writing a contemporary jazz songThere are many books on the subject of songwriting and it seems that each one has a different way of approaching it. What you might not hear often enough is anyone suggesting to “just do your own thing”. There are many “methods” and “systems”, but in actuality, they are really just that composer’s way of doing their own thing. Sure, the song has to make sense and people have to be able to access it.  In that regard there are similarities among many contemporary songs, whereas they all have verses, choruses and basic song structure. This is where the craft of writing a song comes in, because writing a contemporary jazz song or any song is a craft and an art. (more…)

4 Highly Effective Tips For The Piano Beginners

January 22nd, 2018 by

Piano Beginners 4 Effective tipsAre you a music lover? So am I, especially piano. I love listening to the classic jazz and the contemporary music but more than that I love playing it. Music is like meditation for all those who are interested in it. However, you would hardly find anybody who doesn’t like music. For piano beginners a key prerequisite is to love music. Even if you don’t possess the knowledge of music, listening to it is always soothing, isn’t it?

If you have dropped your hobby somewhere back in the hustle and bustle of life, I suggest you to start learning it at the earliest as it will not strain you but will prove to be a stress-buster for you. People living in the metros have a very fast life. If you are living in cities like New York, taking piano lessons in NYC is highly recommended.

Nonetheless, if you are taking piano lessons, go through the article below and learn the effective techniques of learning it faster. (more…)

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    If you, like most of us, have written a song that has all the elements of a hit but is just not working and you don’t know why, there are a couple of things that you can try before you tear up the page in frustration. First: monkey with the tempo. If you wrote it as a ballad, try taking it as a fast-paced rocker. Second: mess with the key signature. If you wrote it in 4/4 time, try it in _ time. The point here is to experiment with it every way you can think of until the floodgates open up and you drown in creativityÉ