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Want to Be A Songwriter? Remember These 5 Essential Songwriting Rules

June 20th, 2019 by
5 essential songwriting rules

A songwriter is an expert whose main work is to write lyrics and melodies in songs. The songwriter profession, similar to other professions requires one to be creative, passionate and have a love for writing. A songwriter is also required to understand how to work with the latest music technology including computer sound editing, sequencers, and more.

A songwriter will create songs for other artist or bands for them to perform but the credits will remain his/hers.

Songwriters also partner with artist and other songwriters when it comes to creating materials for their shows.

To be a professional songwriter, you must be able to create lyrics and write melodies. There is huge a difference between a lyricist and a songwriter in that the former knows how to write lyrics but does not know how to write melodies. That means an artist will have to come up with their melody.

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    Once we begin a song, our minds begin to formulate where to go next and most of the time we get exited. Throughout the excitement, we can make good mistakes. We hit the wrong key, and all of a sudden, our mind is opened to a new avenue. Mistakes can be good things, because it is an unexpected thing. The best music sounds familiar enough to know where it is going, but unpredictable enough to avoid musical clich’s.