Here Are Some Steps You Can Follow To Start Writing MusicJune 7, 2021
- Creating the initial material for the song
- Keep one idea of the song. Once you’ve decided what the basic idea of your song is, then make an appropriate title for the song. This will help you stay focused and maintain the same idea throughout.
- Now you know that your song has one basic idea and title. But ask yourself, what exactly is the title trying to say? What can I derive from this title and include all the answers to the question in your lyrics? That’s a later part, and we’ll come to it
- Structuring your song is the third step. There are few components a song is made from, pre-verse, verse, chorus, and bridge. You have to choose how you’d like to structure these components together to make out a good lyrical song. Each component has a certain melody attached to it,making the listener understand which component is what.
- Remember I asked you to ask the questions to the title and make a list of the answers. Now put all those answers in the components of your song, in chorus, verse, and lyrics. Next, form short phrases and paras about those and arrange them accordingly.
- Work in Parts
- You have questions ready with you, and you’ve tried putting them all in words and phrases as well. But it’s important to know what pattern and arrangements you need to follow to give out a meaningful song. Start with the first verse. Keep in mind the first verse is the catcher, which will give insight into what’s happening, so work out will fully focus. Give them enough information, so they understand what’s ahead in the song.
- Now, work on connecting the verse to your chorus, creating a smooth transition and a natural flow.
- Now work on the second verse the same way you’ve worked for the first one, answering questions and making melodies, and the chorus will again follow the second verse; it’ll be the same as the third verse.
- The last component of the song is the bridge. It is not a part of the song every time but can give the song a good foundation. The bridge is usually three to four lines used to express the song in the best way possible, about the situation or the emotions and feelings attached to the lyrics.
Work on Melody
- Once you’re done writing a few phrases, say them out loud with feelings and emotions and try to find out a particular melody that suits and matches the feelings with the lyrics.
- Now try out adding chords to the melody. Mix and match the chords and melody till the time you are satisfied with the outcome.
And that’s it. Though there are things that should be kept in mind with practice, these come naturally, and the quality improves.