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Songwriting – Three Rules of Thumb – How to Write Songs

January 30th, 2014 by

Rules of ThumbHere is an article by GK Eckert on Three Rules of Thumb 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! (more…)

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    Here’s a tip for those of you writing melody without existing lyrics. Contrasting phrasing from section to section helps keep musical interest up. When the time comes to put the lyrics to the music that you wrote, continue the contrast. Maybe the verse is rapid fire, and the chorus spreads out with fewer words to let the singer wail away gloriously.