How to Become a Great Songwriter
Music is undeniably an art that everybody loves, and it takes great people to compose and render it so we can appreciate it. The person or artist who can do the job in writing a song is called the songwriter. Take note that the main job of a songwriter is writing the song, not necessarily singing it, nor promoting or selling it.
If you want to become a songwriter, you should have the skill in picking the right notes, the right chords to go with the right words, and complete it by writing them into a song.
The end listeners are the main audience of a songwriter on why she or he write the song. These end listeners are the people who will buy the song through the record or CD or live performance.
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.
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.
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. Being the owner of the song and seller of the song, a songwriter must have the knowledge on how to choose a song for a demo, and record the demo in a compelling way.
So to become a songwriter, you must have the skills of a lyric writer, melody writer, chord writer and lead sheet writer. You can actually be a solo songwriter who writes and do the four things mentioned. Some songwriters would go on a partnership with another artist who can do the lyric or music role depending on the song.
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. 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.
In order 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.