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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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    Often, composers choose to use a key change either going into the bridge or at the end of the bridge as a powerful transition into the last chorus. You may even decide to make your bridge an instrumental-only section, providing you as a musician or a member of your band an opportunity for an instrumental solo. But whatever musical or lyrical departures you decide to take in the bridge to provide contrast, you must be careful not to get so far afield that you do not arrive back at the last chorus. Remember that the purpose of the bridge is to provide a new and fresh approach to the repeated and now familiar chorus.