Most of us will probably try our hand at writing an original song at some point in our musical learning journey.
It could be something as simple as a snippet that flashed to your mind or some particular experiences in life that you would like to express with music.
However, as soon as the impulse hits, the difficulty of composing the song shows its ugly head and leads to negative self doubts.
Aren’t there are already tons of great songs on this topic? Who would care and what would make mine special?
If you had been done this line before, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone and that even professional songwriters face similar scenarios. Although most people can get themselves out of this negative mindset, beginners of songwriting are usually the ones that fall into the trap of undermining their own creativity.
While it is an undeniable fact that there are already tons of songs in the world, and even more people writing and showcasing their work on social media avenues such as Youtube and Myspace, it is the quantity that often overpowers the quality of the songs written. If you had given up writing your own song, you would have given up the chance to pen a song that might be truly special that could connect with people around the world.
Songwriting is an art and although there are hard and fast portions of writing songs on the guitar such as music theory. Even if you give 2 guitarists a similar set of chord progressions and rhythm, the underlying melody that these 2 guitarists can come up with is often unique.
This is where songwriting lessons come in. Songwriting lessons can help you to write and complete a song by offering guidelines to follow in composing lyrics, harmony and melody.
In the songwriting section of GuitarPlayerWorld.com, we hope to provide you with tips and lessons on guitar songwriting. Who knows, with proper practice and creativity, you may just have the next BIG song under your pen!
p.s. I highly suggest you go read up on some basic music theory prior to going through the songwriting lessons here. You can check out the Chords and Scales section of GuitarPlayerWorld to get some basic music theory knowledge. It’ll help greatly.
#1 – 4 Important Song Writing Basics
Let’s kickstart the songwriting lesson series with 4 important tips to begin composing your own tunes.
#2 – Guide to Writing Good Song Structures
Believe it or not, the majority of songs will follow some sort of song structure which makes it easier for the listener to hear and connect with the music.
#3 – Lyrics Writing Ideas – Tips to Turn on the Creativity Tap
Writing lyrics is akin to writing poetry. In this tutorial, we reveal tips that will instantly make you a better lyrics writer and prevent you from getting stuck in a rut.
#4 – Common Problems Faced By SongWriters
Over the course of 3 years, I amassed a list of common problems faced by songwriters who emailed me with their questions. Find out what they are and how you can avoid making the same mistakes.
#5 – Finding Subject Matter for Songwriting
When you analyze enough songs, you will realize that certain genres of music tend to favor certain types of subject matter. E.g. folk songs about politics and country songs about tough times. The question is; how do you find subject matter for you to revolve a song around?
#6 – Tips On Song Writing And Expressions
In a song, the composer expresses his/her thoughts through the sounds of music. In this article, I will give you some tips to help you portray your feelings through your music.
#7 – Tips to Writing Good Song Titles
If you often have trouble coming up with a song title, you are not alone. In this lesson, we will discuss a few tips for getting past writer’s block.
#8 – A Quick-Reference List of Songwriting Cliches
Some words and phrases had probably been said and done thousands of times. In this article, you will learn how to avoid common clichés found in songwriting and make your own composition stand out more.
Superior Songwriting will teach you the best songwriting practices in a step-by-step manner. You’ll never get stuck in a rut again or run out of ideas!
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