A short Guide for writing a Song
One of the most fantastic pieces that anybody could write is a song. For one, it is much like a poem but it works differently. Poems rely on the words for the rhythm while songs can rely on several things such as rhythm instruments like drums. And just like any other form of creative writing, it often begins with an inspiration.
While there are songs that write themselves in a matter of minutes, there are those that need some more work in order to be crafted perfectly. Take for example two songs by Led Zeppelin. First is the one called Rock n’ Roll which was written immediately after hearing the drummer play a ‘rock and rolly’ beat. Then there’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ which was written before the band was formed. It was only until the band reworked it that it became the classic that it is today.
If you’re having a hard time finding inspiration, let the tips below help you out.
- You can start a song with just the title. First, put out a list of possible song titles. From there, pick a title which intrigues you and that which is able to conjure an image in your mind. You can now let your imagination work and let it help you write the song.
- Another place to find inspiration is in the books you read. Good books provide you with ideas which can help you paint a picture that you want to draw with the song.
- Also, you can start with a beat or a melody and try writing your song from there. It can give you a different approach from writing a song out of the words you create.
- Finally, don’t throw out lyrics and melodies you have written. Who knows, you just might put it into good use in the future.