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Process

There are many ways to write a song, but here are 3 main steps:

  • What is the title of your song going to be?
  • What is the theme? 
  • What are the chords gonna be? 

The Title:

 There are many ways to start a song, this is one that many pro songwriters use. Starting with a title can keep your song focused, suggest ideas for going forward, and define the overall emotional feel.

The Theme:   

A theme is a general idea of what you want to write about. Sometimes it’s an emotional situation you’ve experienced. Or it might be a scene from a television series or film. Sometimes an idea will come to you in a burst of inspiration. Here are some of the universal themes that occur over and over in songs, novels, poetry, and paintings.

Development Path: 

 A song is like a journey. The listener starts in one place and ends up in another. They don’t know anything when the song starts. What do you want them to know by the end? Here are a few ideas for development paths you and your listener can travel. 

For example:

Verse 1: I took a chance 

 Chorus: Now my life has changed

Verse 2: I risked everything for happiness

Chorus: Now my life has changed

Bridge: It was worth it

Chorus: Now my life has changed

Here is a website that should help you get through the rest of the songwriting process:https://mysongcoach.com/song-starters/ 


 





  


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