How to Become a Great Songwriter
Music is a universal language that everybody loves and appreciate, and it takes great artists to write and sing meaningful songs. The songwriter is that great artist who can write a great song. Writing the song therefore is the key job of a songwriter, not necessarily to perform it, nor record it, nor selling the song.
If you want to become a songwriter, you should have the skill in picking the right notes, the right chords to go with the right words, and complete it by writing them into a song.
Songwriters write songs for the purpose of having people listen to it. These end listeners are the people who will buy the song through the record or CD or live performance.
Next entity that a songwriter would write for is the record company, who has the facility to turn his or her song into a product like record or CD, and deliver it to the retail or radio stores for end users to buy.
Next, a songwriter writes songs for radio programmers, whose daily job is to guide their listeners on what they should listen.
A performer is one reason why a songwriter write a song, because this performer is what the record company would like to have, and of which radio station would want to play his or her song.
A songwriter has many qualities in order to be able to write a song. A songwriter must have these skills in order to finalize a song, and this is from writing the lyrics, to writing the chords, and writing the song into a lead sheet. Being the owner of the song and seller of the song, a songwriter must have the knowledge on how to choose a song for a demo, and record the demo in a compelling way.
So to become a songwriter, you must have the skills of a lyric writer, melody writer, chord writer and lead sheet writer. You can also become a solo songwriter if you do all the four skills mentioned. Depending on the song, some songwriters would have another talent to do the lyrics or music roles of their songs.
The main skill of a songwriter is not throwing words or rhymes together but to be able to tell a story through his or her song.
There are people who are naturally gifted to become a great songwriter, while others have to master the skill before becoming a great songwriter. There is an advice, that if you want to become a great songwriter, you need to take a few hours every day and study famous songs of a successful artist.
It takes more than writing the lyrics in order to produce a great song. Mastering all the components in the song writing process is a necessity, and you have to see to it that your song connects people to each other.
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