Creative Process: Song Writing.wmv was last modified: May 9th, 2012 by John Pape
Many times not playing a musical instrument is more of a help than a hindrance. Too many aspiring songwriters will play a couple of chords on their instrument and sing only the notes that go with those particular chords. While sometimes this is OK, what usually happens is that the resulting melody when sung A Capella (without instruments) is usually flat and somewhat boring. In fact, a good test for all the melodies that you come up with is to sing them A Capella and see if you wake up at two in the morning with the song still in your head.