A 10-Point Plan for Musicians (Without Being Overwhelmed)

How to Become a Great Songwriter

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. Therefore, to emphasize, it is the main job of a songwriter to write the song, not necessarily to perform the song, nor record or promote or sell it.

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.

Songwriters write songs for the purpose of having people listen to it. Through CD or record or live performance, the end listeners get to hear and buy 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.

Next, a songwriter writes songs for radio programmers, whose daily job is to guide their listeners on what they should 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 know how to compose the lyrics, develop the melody, write 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.

In other words, as a songwriter, you are also a lyric writer, a melody writer, a chord writer and a lead sheet writer. You can also become a solo songwriter if you do all the four skills mentioned. Depending on the song, some songwriters would have another talent to do the lyrics or music roles of their songs.

Considered as a key skill of a songwriter is to be able to write a song that tells a story rather than putting in words or rhymes together.

There are people who are naturally gifted to become a great songwriter, while others have to master the skill before becoming a 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.

It takes more than writing the lyrics in order to produce a great song. Mastering all the components in the song writing process is a necessity, and you have to see to it that your song connects people to each other.

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