How to Write Great Songs
Music is undeniably an art that everybody loves, and it takes great people to compose and render it so we can appreciate it. The songwriter is that great artist who can write a great song. Writing the song therefore is the key job of a songwriter, not necessarily to perform it, nor record it, nor selling the song.
You can become a songwriter if you have the skill in picking the right notes, getting the right chords to go with the right words, giving it the right title, and finally writing them into a song.
As a songwriter, you write a song for people who will listen to your composition. End listeners would get to hear and buy the song through means of a record, CD, or live performance of the song.
If you are songwriter, you write a song for the record company who will turn your song into a product like a record or CD, which in turn be delivered to a radio or retail stores for the end users to buy.
Next, a songwriter writes songs for radio programmers, whose daily job is to guide their listeners on what they should listen.
Another entity that a songwriter would write a song for is the performer, who could be the popular artist that a record company sought after and radio stations would want to play his or her song.
A songwriter has many qualities in order to be able to write a song. A songwriter must know how to compose the lyrics, develop the melody, write the chords, and writing the song into a lead sheet. As the owner of the song and seller of the song, a songwriter must know also how to select the song for a demo and how to record the demo into a compelling one.
In other words, as a songwriter, you are also a lyric writer, a melody writer, a chord writer and a lead sheet writer. A solo songwriter is termed for one who can perform the four qualities mentioned. There are songwriters too who would partner another artist and have this artist compose the lyric or music role depending on their songs.
The main skill of a songwriter is not throwing words or rhymes together but to be able to tell a story through his or her song.
There are people who are naturally gifted to become a great songwriter, while others have to master the skill before becoming a great songwriter. There is an advice, that if you want to become a great songwriter, you need to take a few hours every day and study famous songs of a successful artist.
In order to make a great song, it takes more than writing the lyrics. It is very important that you master all the components in the writing process of the song, and make it a point that your song is relatable to people.
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