The song is the foundation of the music business. A great song is vital in building success in the music industry. Another key element is doing because you love writing songs. The beauty of songwriting is it allows you to express your ideas though a creative medium. Taking raw emotion is the seed that can germinate new ideas. You can write about being in love or being angry about a social issue. The song is the vehicle that takes your ideas and turns it into a power tool of communication. With songwriting you have the privilege to freely express yourself as an artist. Within the lyrics of a song is power. Songs have the power to affect people’s lives. The songs you write will impact others in many ways. A well written song will bring the listener to a place of relationship.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Using the Songwriting Checklist
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Title and Hook
  • Defining the Theme
  • Lyrics and Storytelling
  • Rhythm and Rhyme
  • Imagery and Descriptive Language
    Emotion and Delivery
  • Structuring Your Song
  • Music, Melody, and Chords
  • Revision and Refinement
  • Recording and Performance
  • Marketing and Distribution
  • Ongoing Learning
  • Collaboration
  • Celebrate Your Achievements