How to Write Great Songs
We all love the art of music, and before you get to appreciate it, somebody has to write and sing it. The songwriter is that great artist who can write a great song. Writing the song therefore is the key job of a songwriter, not necessarily to perform it, nor record it, nor selling the song.
You can become a songwriter if you have the skill in picking the right notes, getting the right chords to go with the right words, giving it the right title, and finally writing them into a song.
As a songwriter, you write a song for people who will listen to your composition. These end listeners are the people who will buy the song through the record or CD or live performance.
If you are songwriter, you write a song for the record company who will turn your song into a product like a record or CD, which in turn be delivered to a radio or retail stores for the end users to buy.
A songwriter writes the song for radio programmers who decide what their listeners would listen to.
A performer is one reason why a songwriter write a song, because this performer is what the record company would like to have, and of which radio station would want to play his or her song.
There are many skills that a songwriter must have in order to write a song. The different steps that a songwriter must go through before a song is written are writing the lyrics, writing the melody, writing the chords and writing the song into a lead sheet. As the owner of the song and seller of the song, a songwriter must know also how to select the song for a demo and how to record the demo into a compelling one.
Therefore, to be considered a songwriter, you must become these four personas, a lyric writer, a melody writer, a chord writer and an lead sheet writer. You can also become a solo songwriter if you do all the four skills mentioned. There are songwriters too who would partner another artist and have this artist compose the lyric or music role depending on their songs.
The main skill of a songwriter is not throwing words or rhymes together but to be able to tell a story through his or her song.
There are people who are naturally gifted to become a great songwriter, while others have to master the skill before becoming a great songwriter. So if you are set to become a great songwriter, one gave an advice of you setting a few hours every day to study one of the greatest songs of a popular and successful artist.
Know that to make a great song, it takes more than writing the lyrics. You need to master all parts of the song writing process and make sure that the song can connect people with each other.