If you decide to take it seriously, writing a song is no small task. If you have enough inspiration, your song could come together within the course of a day or two. Other times, though, it could take you weeks – maybe months – to finish writing it. Either way, you are sure to get great pleasure out of your song once it is finished.
Step One: Lyrics
First off, determine what you would like the song to be about. Would you like the song to tell a touching story or be a catchy tune, be happy or be sad? Depending on the listener, one of the most important parts of a song is the lyrics; be sure to put plenty of thought into them – even if your goal is just to write a catchy tune for radio play. Once you know what type of feeling the lyrics are going to have, you can start writing the music.
Step Two: Music
Next, start to write the music. Just like the lyrics, the music is also a very important part of the song. The music is what brings the song to life. To start yourself off, read your lyrics through and decide how you think the song should sound. Take the time to find out how you feel when you read the lyrics, and then take it from there. Sometimes the music flows freely, as is true for lyrics; other times, not so much.
On the other hand, if you’re not much of a music writer, don’t worry! In that case, find someone who is willing to collaborate with you. In order to find someone to collaborate with, you need to put yourself out there, make yourself known. When you do find the right person to collaborate with, who knows – together, you could end up writing a hit.
Step Three: Title
Last but not least, think up an eye-catching title for the song. Usually, the title is what draws a person to listen to a song, so the title should be one that makes people want to know more about the song. It should be something interesting, something that people can relate to – maybe even mysterious. The title could have everything to do with the lyrics, but maybe nothing at all. You will know you have selected the right title when it feels right. You’ll just know.
Of course, all three of these major steps are interchangeable. Writing a song is a great way to express your emotions, as well as an excellent hobby. Remember: there is no right or wrong way to write a song; the process is different for everyone.