Make a Song, Make a Hit
Have you ever wondered why some songs make it and some just flop? Well, what ultimately spells the difference is the way the song is written. This is the one thing that separates those that are worth listening to--even if they did not reach mainstream renown--from those that you can just pass up on--even if they did reach mainstream renown. Songwriting is a basic skill among musicians. If, as a musician, you would want to have a better appeal to your audience, you need to write songs that will leave an imprint in your listenersâ€™ recall. You need to make your songs speak meaningfully to those who listen, more so, move them to emotional highs and lows that only music can fathom. So how do you make a song successful? First, you have to familiarize yourself with the different factors that affect a song, from the title to the lyrics, the melody, and the chords. You must see to it that all these aspects are covered and well thought of. Of course, you
cannot think of them altogether. You must find a focal point from which you can develop your song. So where do you start? Well, different strokes for different folks. Some would first come up with a simple line, then pick up from there. Others would hum a melody then put words into it. Meanwhile, there are still others who think of an interesting topic, make a title out of it, then proceed with writing the entire piece. You see, that is whatâ€™s interesting when you make a song: there are no straight-up rules to follow, but then you still need to have discipline when doing it. Also, creativity is a must! Now to make it more manageable for you, you have to know the fundamental structure of a song. Normally, what constitute a song are the verse, the chorus, and the bridge. In order to add emotional dynamics to your song, you must be accustomed to these parts and know how they go. The verse is where you put the bulk of information about the topic of your song. Meanwhile, the chorus, which is what is usually remembered, is the highlight of the song. This is where you provide the main idea and sometimes the title of your composition. It is repeated at least three to four times in the song. Now the bridge is what serves as a breaker for the verse and the chorus. It is characterized by a sudden change of melody, then is coupled by a heightened point in the song (i.e., a profound insight, a revealing moment, a scene that creates tension, etc.). These are just some of the many tips on how to make a song. If you want to explore more on the topic, you might want to ponder on enrolling yourself in a songwriting class. There, you will be given a systematized and more indepth study of the topic. And since there is a professional lyricist guiding you as you go along, it will be easier for you to perfect the craft in no time.
Published on Nov 20, 2010
Songwriting is a basic skill among musicians. If, as a musician, you would want to have a better appeal to your audience, you need to write...