All posts by Rodney Ashline

9 Tips How to Write Songs on the Piano

August 28th, 2018 by

Write Songs on the PianoThis is a question that has been asked by almost every pianist. If you play the piano, you can write a piano composition, too. All you need is some theory, creativity and inspiration. Different songwriters have different strategies of writing. In addition, if you are looking for one universal way how to write songs on the piano, we must disappoint you. But we offer you a piece of practical advice how to do it, and you can pick up what is the most natural for you. Make your dream come true! (more…)

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    Another trick that you can employ to make your melodies more memorable is to use an unexpected note. This doesn’t mean a note that is out of the key that you are writing in or a note that is otherwise dissonant; what it means is an extreme interval that somehow ties into the lyric. Listen to the note that Garth Brooks hits when he sings the word ‘Low’ in the song ‘I’ve got some friends in low places’ for an example of what I’m talking about.