This 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 a song 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!

Songwriting is most definitely a skill. In time, you will come up with many of your own tricks, tools and guidelines. My “three rules of thumb” have proven to be my most valuable tools when it comes to the art of writing songs. Here they are!

You’ve started to write songs. You really enjoy creating these songs. You’re creating some great sounding songs, but now it’s time to improve your skills as a songwriter.
The essence of music theory will help you learn about scales, chords, rhythms, harmony. Learning these elements in music will make you a better songwriter.
Take a song and deconstruct it. Figure out the songs form. Look for contrasts in the song. Once you deconstruct the song attempt to copy each element and make your own song using what you learned as a template for your own song. As music evolves it take influences from many styles of music. If you only listen to Country then all your songs will sound that way. Learn something every day about songwriting and apply what you learned to your songs. Allow at least 60% of your time engaged in fun activities related to songwriting. This ratio of fun verses work will help drive your desire to continue writing songs.

Songwriting – How to Easily Write a Strong Melody

Great melodies are crucial to great songs. This video will show you how you can easily come up with a solid, memorable melody. you’ll learn an easy technique for writing effective, singable melodies your listeners will be singing, even after your song is over.

Some of the things that I found very useful for songwriting is the use of a musical motif. A motif a short musical phase that is used as a foundation for a melody. For a motif to work it must be repeated several time in the song section. In the video Anthony creates a musical phase based on the motif. The phase is then altered and modified to create some variations.