Here is a question from the Learn How to Write Songs Facebook Group regarding a problem with the right song emotion.
I’m having problems creating of a “happy” song. My songs always end up as a ballads and I don’t know, how to change that. Do you have any ideas, how to combine chords to get a “good mood” song?
This is a great question that plagues many songwriters. The core of this question I believe is how to set the right emotion for a song. Of course there are several factors that the songwriters needs to consider.
To begin, the songwriter needs to start out knowing what mood the song will portray. In simplest terms that are “Sad” or “Happy” songs.
Creating the right emotion in songwriting involves two factors working together. These two factors are the lyrics and the music. Both elements together can produce powerful emotions. Now, let’s take a look at how lyrics and music create emotions in a song. (more…)