Interested in writing your first song but don’t know where to start? Here we will give some basics on the simplest way to start writing a song. With a little bit of knowledge about melody and lyrics, you can write a song! Start by getting your creative juices flowing and think about your favorite songs and the artists that write them. There are many great songwriters in our time such as Taylor Swift, John Legend, and Ed Sheeran. All these professional songwriters have written many hits for themselves and other artists. All of them use their musical genius to create thought-provoking and meaningful music. The songwriting process can be daunting especially when you’re trying to create something personal like your own song. Here are some steps you can consider when beginning the creative process of songwriting.
Once you're finished with the first draft of your song, you should always record a worktape. A worktape is a rough demo (as basic as a voice memo!) of your entire lyric and melody as it currently stands. Make sure you have something to “keep time” in your worktape (even if it’s just snapping your fingers while you sing.) A “song” is made of melody and lyrics, so chord changes can come later, or in collaboration with someone else if you do not play an instrument. All you have to have a “good song” is a solid lyric sung with a compelling melody.
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