Songwriting is as easy as one, two, three, four, five, and six!
Songwriting is easy when it comes to someone like me who have it in their blood but it can be easy for others that have no experience beforehand. This article tells you a little about how to make songwriting happen and trust me when I say you will pleased with the outcome.
1) Choose a subject for your song. This may be easier than it sounds and most great songs come from the heart not anywhere else. Love is one of the biggest subjects in songwriting. If you can love and you know what it feels like, you can write a song. If you pick a duck to write a song about, as long as you know something about the duck, you can have a full song in less than 20 minutes.
2) Write down keywords that pertain to your subject topic. Example: If I pick to write a song about love, my keywords are going to be – emotions, heart, feelings, eyes, touch, hugs, kisses, closeness, etc…
3) Start out by telling a story. Example: “Yesterday I seen you walking down the street, it made me think of you and my heart skips a beat.”
4) Put all your keywords together and form sentences. Example: “My emotions are running wild, just by your smile, I can see it in your eyes, it is something you can’t disguise.”
5) Put is all together and create a chorus. A chorus is the catchy part of a song. Example: “Just because you looked my way does not mean that I am here to stay but I want you, yes I want you.”
6) Now, insert your chorus after the first two paragraphs and before the fifth paragraph and you are done. You also may want to keep your paragraphs to a minimum. The most is five without the chorus. Here is what my song is after putting it all together.
Yesterday I seen you walking down the street
it made me think and my heart skipped a beat
My emotions are running wild
just by the look of your smile
I can see it in your eyes
it is something you can’t disguise
Just because you looked my way
does not mean that I am here to stay
but I want you
yes I want you
ALSO, MAKE SURE IT RHYMES. EITHER THE FIRST AND THIRD OR THE FIRST AND SECOND. EXAMPLE IS WHEN YOU HAVE FOUR LINES IN A PARAGRAPH. LINES ONE AND THREE OR LINES ONE AND TWO NEED TO RHYME AND THEN THE REST OF THEM SO IT EVERY ONE OF THEM OR EVERY OTHER ONE OF THEM. RHYMING CONTAINS TWO WORDS THAT RHYME TOGETHER NOT THREE OR FOUR. YOU WANT TO KEEP THE RHYMING TO A MINIMUM BY NOT CREATING A WHOLE SONG OF NOTHING BUT RHYMING SENTENCES.
You would have to add to this to make it complete but it is just an example. I hope you have enjoyed this article. Keep up the excellence!