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How to write a song - music

 

Did you ever wish that it was your song live on the radio? It could be. It is not that hard once you know the formula. With a hardly creativity, a a small amount knowledge, a hardly luck and a good formula to follow, your song could be one of the next leading hits.

Songwriting comes easy for some, and is very arduous for others. I have essentially printed songs in my sleep, and directly upon awaking, in print it as cursorily as I could get the words on down on paper.

What I want to confer here is admired songwriting, like the songs you hear on the radio. A good pop song, whether rock, country, average of the road, is cool, calm and collected of two things: a captivating tune and some good lyrics.

There is a formula that most great songwriters use to write great songs. It regards the build up used to write a song. Granted, it is music and it is art, so the rules are not hard and fast. But if you want to augment your odds of being paid your song on the radio, it is a good opening point.

Here is the formula. Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus.

Write that down on paper leave-taking adequate of space amid each word and this will be your script.

Verse

The verse is the part of the song that tells the story, the part that leads to the chorus. Each verse is commonly different, effective a altered part of, or accumulation to, the story. It as a rule explains how you got to the clothes you are singing about in the chorus.

Chorus.

The chorus is the part of the song that is recurring after each verse. The lyrics are commonly the same each time the chorus comes around. The verse commonly leads to the chorus, and the chorus is as a rule the pay off for listening to the verse. Does that make sense?

Here is a lame exemplar (you did not think I would give you my best work, did you?):

(verse)
My dog is sick, he's got a tick
He's my best friend, don't let it end


(chorus)
Oh, woe is me, can't you see
Woe is me, will I ever be free


(verse)
My car broke down, just out of town
It got towed in, but it's broke again


(chorus)
Oh, woe is me, can't you see
Woe is me, will I ever be free


Now, if you would benignly stop laughing at my lame song for a minute, I want you to think about whether or not you absorb my point. Songwriting is story telling. The verse tells the problems, the chorus expresses the domino effect or the emotions.

All right, now that you have that mastered, let's tackle the bridge. Ah, yeah, there is more to the song than the pain and the release. We need the diversion. That is what the connection is; it is the alteration from the verse and the chorus.

The conduit may have a to some extent another air to it, or it could even have a assorted rhythm or a atypical tempo (Elvis' "Suspicious Minds" did a great job on this technique).

Let's go back to the lame song and add a bridge:

(verse)
My dog is sick, he's got a tick
He's my best friend, don't let it end


(chorus)
Oh, woe is me, can't you see
Woe is me, will I ever be free


(verse)
My car broke down, just out of town
It got towed in, but it's broke again


(chorus)
Oh, woe is me, can't you see
Woe is me, will I ever be free


(bridge)
Tomorrow is a advance day, I've got a new truck on the way
My dog just had a flea it seems, so once again I'll live my dreams


(chorus)
Oh, woe was me, can't you see
Woe was me, but now I'm free


The conduit offers a elucidation to the troubles I was having. You don't want to leave your listener on the edge of suicide, you want to give them hope.

Notice, I also misrepresented up the phraseology of the chorus. This was done to cogitate my new found joy.

One more thing on formula. It can be at least you want, but most verses and chorus come in lines of 4. So, as a replacement for of this:

(verse)
Oh, woe is me, can't you see
Woe is me, will I ever be free


(verse)
My car broke down, just out of town
It got towed in, but it's broke again


it would be:

Oh, woe is me, can't you see
Woe is me, will I ever be free
My car broke down, just out of town
It got towed in, but it's broke again


The same goes for the chorus. Again, if you are creative, do it nevertheless you want. But for a new songwriter, this gives you some guidelines to abandon out and start figurine out your new creation.

One more thing, do not make the notes to the tune so high that your fans cannot sing along. We are definitely all not Stevie Wonder.

Michael Russell
MgrCentral. com
Established 2001
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