A lot of people think that writing a song is hard, but it is actually not. With different software, you can even generate original melodies while knowing next to nothing about music! But this article will mainly focus on how to write the perfect lyrics for your song in ten easy steps.
1. Create A Good Title
First, create a good title for your song using one to six words. Try to think of a phrase that will some up the core of your song. You may want to use action words or images to make the title stronger.
2. List Questions Suggested by the Title
Now, write down the questions that your title hints at. These are the ones that you would like to answer in your song and the ones that your listener would want to hear. You can use the Essay Topics Generator for this. Enter your keyword and set up the filters. Then, click generate and you will get a list of questions and sentences related to your topic.
3. Choose A Song Structure
The standard structure goes as follows: Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, and Chorus. This is used by most musicians nowadays, but there are exceptions. You can also add a Pre-Chorus or a Lift before the Chorus.
4. Answer The Questions
Select a question to be answered in your chorus and then another one to answer in your first verse. When writing the lyrics, focus on these questions and try to include clear answers to them. If you want your song to sound more original, translate some lyrics with The Word Point, an online localization service, and include them in the places you deem appropriate.
5. Find The Melody
After writing the first verse and chorus, take the latter one and find the melody for it. Try to feel the natural rhythm of its words and turn them into a melody.
6. Start Adding Chords to Your Chorus Melody
Once you have the foundation of your chorus melody, start adding chords to it by playing around. See what sounds right and write it down. It is important to record a rough draft, even in bad quality. This will make a copy of what’s in your head so you can come back to it later.
7. Choose A Question for the First Verse
Now that your chorus is done, repeat steps 4-6 for your first verse before moving onto the second verse and the bridge.
8. Connect Your Verse and Chorus
While you have a melody for your verse and chorus, you should remember that there must be a transition between them that feels natural. If your chorus is in a higher note range than the verse, you may have to lower verse melody or change its last line for a smoother transition.
9. Build Your Second Verse and Bridge
Now repeat steps 4-6 for your second verse and then your bridge. Your second verse will likely have the same melody as your first one, so it will be easier for you to choose another question to answer and write the lyrics. Your bridge, however, is the peak moment of your song. The melody should be different from both your verse and song, and you have to choose the words that will give an ‘aha!’ moment to your listener. The bridge does not necessarily have to contain lyrics, by the way. You can just leave it as a melody or not include it at all.
10. Record Your Song
The last and the most exciting part – record your song. You can use such free software as Audacity to do this and get your song to its best quality. Try to focus on instrumental elements rather than the synths. A simple guitar or piano version of your song may be your best bet. Also, make sure to practice before recording!
All in all, if you want to write a song, you can do it by following these tips and using the software recommended in the article. If you are just starting out as a musician, there is no shame in using programs to help you. On the contrary, in order to understand how music works, you should try as many things as possible related to it and try writing something from scratch with just the help of your brain and musical skillset. Good luck!