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Thoughtful Songwriting Tips

Nov 13, 2007
Being a music composer or better put a song writer is no simple task. If you really think about it, it is probably something anyone can do but not just anyone can do it well. I suppose that anyone can figure out how to write a song but that won't make them a number one hit. A song writer must truly master their craft by writing and re-writing over and over. Practice makes perfect.

My first tip for those looking to become a good music composer is to never stop striving to be better. You have to not only physically practice your craft but emotionally as well. Music is about connecting with people on any type of level so keep that in mind when writing.

Music is an expression of a plethora of feelings so always be well aware of how you want your audience to relate to your music. If you are trying to appeal to the average listener, try not to overcomplicate your music. This may result in losing a great portion of your audience. This gauge all depends on who you are writing your music for.

My next suggestion would be to constantly be invigorating your mind. And here I am not just speaking of your technical abilities. I want you to really keep your mind fresh and full of possibilities. Exploring how to write a song includes continuously searching for ideas from everything around you. Write at least a new song or two a week to keep the juices flowing. Basically I want you to teach your brain to be the brain of a song writer.

To be a music composer is truly an art form and should be treated as just that. In case you had no idea, there are computer programs around that will show you how to write a song and even do it for you. What a concept! But honestly, that is not what music is all about in it's truest form. Don't get caught up in that kind of songwriting because a computer is just a machine with no ears, no feelings and certainly no way to relate to human beings.

Lastly, when working on how to write a song, don't try to force your song to fit every idea. What I mean by this is remember that every idea you come up with doesn't have to be crammed into your work. A music composer may here different ways to go with his/her song but he can only pick one and he saves the rest for another work. Music is said to have a mind of it's own so let your music go with the flow without shoving every idea, whether good or not, into it!
About the Author
Owner of Platinum Millennium publishing, former record label owner & national music industry seminar speaker/panelist. Author/creator of best-selling music biz books, courses, audio products & "How to" resources that helped 1000s. Go to http://www.EZHitSongs.com for more info on how to write a hit song, music composer & song writer.
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