Songwriting Guide: How to write a song
Welcome to our songwriting guide.
At the end of your life, you will probably regret a lot of the ways you spent your time in this world. But would you ever regret taking the time to write a song?
There is more than one way to skin a cat, and more than one way to write a song. So we have broken things down here based on your needs and motivations.
If you’re a complete beginner, start with this:
For the genre-specific
Many songwriters fall in love with one style or genre of music. And each genre has its special wrinkles. Here are some approaches to specific styles below:
For the glory and fame
If you are only in this for the glory, fame, and riches then we’ve got you covered as well. Check this out:
To come up with our songwriting template we deconstructed the top 50 songs on the Billboard charts for last year. So here it is, the latest template for how to write pop songs.
What about the real stuff that makes songs work? We cover specific areas of song writing below, deep diving into structure, harmony, melody, lyrics and more.
We cover 12 tips on how you can set up circumstances in which good song lyrics are likely to happen for you.
Songwriting doesn’t always come easy. Sometimes you need a bit of inspiration. For some, the only inspiration that counts is love! Either way, we’ve got you covered with the following posts.