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To Be a Successful Songwriter Do These 5 Things

November 14th, 2017 by

Becoming a Successful Songwriter
A bad song is worse than silence. There are songs you’ve heard where you couldn’t wait for them to finish.  Chances are they were dull and boring.  That is why it is important to compose songs that are interesting and engaging. In this article you will learn 5 thing To be a successful songwriter.

Crafting a good song requires more than writing lyrics grammatically correct or correct word order.  There are certain rules you need to consider when writing a song.  Understand this, the primary objective with any song is to engage the listener.  Fortunately, there are several tools and apps you can use to keep from sounding dull.   Here are five different methods you can use to improve you songwriting skills. (more…)

Songwriting Process For Writing Song Lyrics Guide

April 5th, 2013 by

Writing Song Lyrics Guide SignpostSongwriting is a craft. To be good at the songwriting process the songwriter must nurture the skills required. There are several steps in the process of writing songs. Apply each of these to you process. Here is a writing song lyrics guide to help you through the songwriting process.

Start with an Idea

Every song has a genesis. The genesis reveals itself as an idea. Your job as a songwriter is to work with those ideas to create a song lyrics and melody. Ideas can come from anywhere. All you need to be is attentive to the things around you. Use your senses to discover the world around you. Use you eyes to see things happening around you. Listen to the activities that are happening to come up with ideas. As you become aware of the wealth of ideas it is important that you have a way to capture those ideas. Write them down in a journal. You can also dictate them into a record device. Most important is to have a way to retrieve these ideas. (more…)

Top 5 Common Song Lyric Mistakes To Avoid Right Now

March 30th, 2013 by

Song Lyric Mistakes Off TargetSong lyrics must communicate. Making some of the song lyric mistakes presented here will hinder the ability for a song to communicate. These mistakes will confuse the listener. When the listener is confused they will lose interest in a song. A loss of interest is fatal to a song’s ability to be successful. Here are five common song lyric mistakes to avoid when writing song lyrics.

1. Avoid Grammar Mistakes

Songwriting is the art of using words to communicate a story. Having song lyrics with proper grammar is important for communicating the story. It is not exempt from the basic rules of grammar. Grammar rules are important. Using grammar correctly will help present the song’s story the best way possible. Some mistakes that can happen include these items. The use of pronouns needs to be consistent in the lyric. Don’t move from “I” to “we” if the story is first person.

Another problem is verb tense. If your verse is in the present time don’t use past tense verbs. The next grammar mistake is using sentence fragments. Keep in mind that a sentence has a subject and verb. A prepositional phase is not a sentence, it’s a fragment. These are some of the common grammar mistake that a songwriter needs to avoid when writing lyrics. (more…)

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    As a songwriter one runs certain risks when one allows another’s input into their work. Legal factors involving copyright and ultimately having to divide royalty’s should the song ever take off is only one, but it could be significant. Here’s one approach based on copyright law: if you’re not sitting down writing words and melody lines and structure, you are merely interpreting not writing. This does not qualify you to share in any of the writer’s proceeds.