Archive for Songwriting Basics
March 20th, 2018 by Mick Dobson
March 15th, 2018 by Anthony Bergs
Every 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…)
March 10th, 2018 by Olivia Ryan
A 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.
March 6th, 2018 by Helen Birk
Poetry 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…)
February 27th, 2018 by Lori Wade
Writing 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…)
February 20th, 2018 by Scarlett Gibson
Creative 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:
February 12th, 2018 by Marc-Andre Seguin
Songwriting 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…)
January 22nd, 2018 by Krima Miller
There 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…)
January 3rd, 2018 by Alyssa Johnson
Are 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…)
December 26th, 2017 by Lori Wade
Songwriting is an art that is as old as the history itself. It dates back to the ancient times and thus there is no way you can talk about human civilization without talking about it. Music writing process has continued to evolve from a simple art to a more complex process leading to the emergence of professional musicians, writers, dancers etc.
Although music is meant to entertain, it engages its audience more if it conveys a certain message. Have you ever witnessed the launching of a new song and a few weeks later it fades? Or have you ever listened to a track playing on the radio but you feel like changing the frequency even before it ends? I believe no artist would like their songs to suffer this kind of fate. (more…)
October 16th, 2017 by Sandra Larson
There is nothing more annoying than sitting down to write some music and you end up having no idea of what to write or get stuck somewhere in the middle. Such a scenario can drain the life out of you. Sometimes, you could be having the ideas but as you work on them, they bore you somewhere in the middle and this goes on days, weeks and even months.
You may start to think that you’ve lost your magic touch. Well, that may not be the case. It’s just the usual writer’s block. Here are 5 of the best ways to overcome writer’s block : (more…)
September 12th, 2017 by Tom Jager
Once you have decided to try yourself in composing verses and want them become a song one day, but you do not play any musical instruments and can’t compose own music, then you have to understand that writing a good song is not that easy, as it may seem at first sight; you have to work very hard to make your text attract the attention of musicians.
The lyrics of the song must tell a complete story and convey feelings of the songwriter, thus the main aim of any author is to write words he wants to hear himself, the words listeners will not be able to stop repeating. (more…)
September 5th, 2017 by Monica Harrison
Music surrounds us every day – we hear it while driving the car, shopping in the mall, or eating in a restaurant. It has become a part of our everyday routine, and some of us can’t imagine an hour of our lifetime without a favorite song.
Music is something we aspire to. It’s something that communicates emotions rather than words. It motivates us to work, rest, cook, exercise. There’s a song for everything we do. It awakes right emotions, so that we can get more motivated.
And if you belong to that type of people, who like to sing about their emotions, you’re probably a potential songwriter. It may seem that if you have an ear for music and a poetic talent, it would be super easy for you to right a hit song.
But you’ll be surprised to find out that world’s top hit songs weren’t just an occasional alphabet soup put to music. They’ve all been created according to laws of songwriting.
So if you’re really into pursuing a dream of being a successful songwriter and want to improve your poetic and musical talents, here 7 important laws for smart songwriting. (more…)
March 30th, 2017 by Renee Briana
Learning how to use someone’s musical style without losing your own is quite tricky. There are various things that you have to consider, especially the technicalities of the thing that you are about to do.
Even if you are a seasoned composer already, you cannot still guarantee that you won’t experience these musical “lagging.” In fact, it is an inevitable predicament that you will tend to copy the music of other people. And the biggest deal about it is that you can be unconsciously doing such. Of course, it is a bad thing. Why? Well, because it is the epitome of plagiarism.
So if this is the case, are there any plausible options where you can somehow imitate the musical style of other musicians without stepping into a legal landmine? Yes, there are. Just take the time to read this article so that you will be guided. Don’t worry. These pieces of advice that I will give you are just basics and doesn’t require too much stressing on your part. (more…)
January 14th, 2017 by songwriter
No matter which skill level you belong to, there is still always room for improvement – even for the advanced and the professionals.
Take your piano playing skill up a notch or two by using the best digital keyboard available. The Yamaha P115 is perfect for all levels namely, beginner, intermediate, advanced, and professional.
But how exactly can you take your piano playing skills to the next level using this instrument? Read on to find out.
The P115 is Packed with Incredible Features
With its new and improved features, added functions and lovely matte finish, this instrument has everything that you need to take your musical experience to a higher level. It has both the physical and technical aspects you will need as a keyboardist.
Decide for which target audience when you write music for your song
If you write a music only for yourself, you are not limited in your self- expression. But if you are composing music for other people, it should be understandable for them also. For example, the songs in a rock style won’t be accepted by a large number of elderly people, while tracks in chanson style will be pleasant for them. (more…)