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5 Tips to Turn a Guitar Riff Into a Song

March 12th, 2021 by
5 Tips to Turn a Guitar Riff Into a Song

After the first attempt, even the most seasoned guitar players realized that songwriting is a horse of a different color. Don’t be disheartened by the new challenge and its learning curve. A well-composed song is a permanent reflection of you as an artist.

In this post, I’ll share five handy (interconnected) tips that will help you turn a good guitar riff into a great song. Of course, my method isn’t the only way to go about it. But I learned it from the pros and found it to be immensely helpful.

So, with the hope that you can accomplish your creative goals with it, let’s get to it.

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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