How to Write Great Songs
Music is undeniably an art that everybody loves, and it takes great people to compose and render it so we can appreciate 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.
A songwriter has the skill in writing a song, and this means from picking the right notes, to getting the right chords to go with the right words, and giving the right title.
The end listeners are the main audience of a songwriter on why she or he write the song. End listeners would get to hear and buy the song through means of a record, CD, or live performance of the song.
A record company is the one which a song writer would write for in order to turn his or her song in to an item like a record or CD, before delivering it to radio or retails for the consumers.
Another entity that a songwriter writes songs for are radio programmers who has the power to lead their listeners on what to listen.
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.
A songwriter has many qualities in order to be able to write a song. A songwriter must have these skills in order to finalize a song, and this is from writing the lyrics, to 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. A solo songwriter is termed for one who can perform the four qualities 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.
Some of us have the natural talent to become a great songwriter, and some may have to put in efforts to master the skill before becoming one great songwriter. If you dream to become a great songwriter someday, there is an advice that you study the songs of a great artist, by spending a few hours of your day.
In order to make a great song, it takes more than writing the lyrics. It is very important that you master all the components in the writing process of the song, and make it a point that your song is relatable to people.