Writing a Song

Step-by-Step Method to Writing a Song

So you want to write a song but you don’t quite know how to go about it. The following step-by-step method will help you get that song written.

1. Begin by deciding whether you want to write the music or the lyrics first. If you already have a tune in your head and want to get it down on paper and then write the words to go with it then clearly this is the way to begin. If, on the other hand, you already know what you want to say in the song you can either write the lyrics first or write them as you compose the music. There is no hard and fast rule to songwriting. You may need to try both ways until you figure out which is the best way for you.

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How to Start Your Songwriting Career

So you have decided that songwriting is what you want to do but don’t know how to get started. Assuming you play an instrument and know how to read and write musical notes, the following tips will help you get started on your way to making a career out of songwriting.

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