Top Songwriting Articles 2013

Top Songwriting Articles 2013

top songwriting articles 2013Taking a look back at 2013 here are the top songwriting articles on this website.

From Chord Progressions and Lyric Writing tips to Songwriting Challenges and other useful Ideas Tips, we publish a bunch of posts on the Learn How to Write Songs Blog.

These posts may be overflowing with tips, ideas, insights, and more. Your contribution can make this Blog a thriving community of information and discussion.

In case you missed them or forgot to bookmark them for reference and inspiration, here are the Top 10 Learn How to Write Songs Blog Posts of 2013 and don’t forget to leave a comment to join the discussion:

#1 – Chord Progression for Songwriters

Guitar Chords for SongwritingChord progressions are a vital part of song writing. Let’s learn how to construct a chord progression.

#2 – Compose A Melody Using Dice and Coins

Compose Music Dice GameHere is a technique you can use to create and write melodies.  All you need is a few everyday items to compose an unlimited number of melody ideas. This will help you when you need to generate new melody ideas.  Here is what you will need to get started:

#3 – The Art of Songwriting Challenge

There is an art to songwriting. Every form of art requires a process. A process helps you succeed as a songwriter. To help you improve I’ve complied this songwriting challenge. Go though each step. The ideas presented here provide a basic framework for you to start a new song. Most of the steps presented below were generated from the various songwriting tools available on this web site. There are links to each of these tools. If one of the challenge ideas doesn’t feel right to you, go ahead and explore the songwriting tool for additional possibilities. Above all – Have fun!

#4 – Writing a Great Song Chorus

Write Your IdeasThe most powerful part of any song is its chorus. A chorus can be in your face or it can be subtle. A poorly written chorus will get lost in the overall song. Therefore it is important to craft a great chorus that stand out in the song you are writing.  Here are some tips to help you with writing a great chorus for your song.


#5 – Songwriting Programs

libraryBooksTo help songwriters learn how to write songs this collection of learning resources was created.  Each of resources collectively deal specifically with songwriting and will provide valuable information.  Add these to your personal library.

#6 – Writing Your Own Songs

1167273282_da91962a4e_z[1]Whether you are a teenager or are well into your golden years, it is never too late to explore your creative side, especially if you are interested in music. Songwriting is an excellent way to express your thoughts and feelings and to communicate them to your friends and family, even if you have no aspirations of musical fame or fortune. If you are interested in selling or performing your songs, however, you should be aware that it is a hard road and that very few songwriters achieve great fame or fortune, and especially not instantly. Nonetheless, if you have realistic expectations, you will find that writing music is a worthwhile experience whether it is a hobby or a profession.

#7 – Songwriting Tools to Help You Write a Better Song

Tools for SongwritingThis website has several online tools to help you write and create songs. These tools will help jump start your songwriting efforts. We will explore each one of the tool in a step by step fashion.



#8 – Songwriting: You Can Do It!

If there is anything that keeps a songwriter from realizing success is the attitude of confidence. A positive attitude can only take you so far. You must have full confidence in your ability to write songs.

#9 – How To Be A Better Songwriting Collaborator

Songwriting Collaboration TechniquesMany successful songs are written with a team of songwriters. It is very rare to find someone who writes alone. Collaboration provides a powerful synergy that helps create better songs. This is why you need to be a better collaborator. Taking the time and effort with this skill will pay dividend in these areas artistic, profession as well as social skills.  These ideas can be used on a daily basis even outside the realm of artistic endeavors.

#10 – 5 Things You Can Do to Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level

Listen to New MusicYou’ve started to write songs.  You really enjoy creating these songs.  Up to now it has only been a hobby but now you want to take it more seriously.  You’re creating some great sounding songs, but now it’s time to improve your skills as a songwriter.  Here are some ways to help you move to the next level in your songwriting.

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