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The most popular ways to start songs

October 9th, 2013 by

The Best Ways to Start Songs Songwriting Chart
Over the past few months the Learn How to Write Songs website conducted a poll asking songwriters ‘How Do You Start Writing Songs?‘  In this poll we discover the most popular way songwriters start songs.

The poll listed several common ways songwriters begin creating a song.  The purpose in conducting this poll stems from the different opinions regarding how to start songs.  I was curious what was the most popular way and then share it with my readers.

Different Ways to Start Songs

There is no right or wrong way to start writing a song.  Each artist has a preference.  That is what is revealed here.  Whether you start with music, chord or words can influence the outcome of the song. It show that there are diverse ways in which to start writing a song. The most important thing for a songwriter to consider is to just start writing. (more…)

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    Repetition of words isn’t the only trick in the pro’s arsenal; they will repeat the rhythmic phrasing as well. For example (and as an exercise) try writing a three-note 1-bar melody. Come up with a lyric that fits. Now repeat that same melody four times and come up with 3 additional lyrics. Add a hook and a chorus and you’re doneÉ