Songwriter Exercises - Become a Great Songwriter Now!
"Follow these Exercises and write your song."
Immerse yourself into the songwriting
process. I believe the best way to learn songwriting is to
start writing songs, but not without help. And I feel the
following is the best way to use this website.
There Are 3
Key Stages To become a Successful Songwriter.
- You must feel comfortable &
confident as a songwriter, not nervous or
- You must not just learn the
lyric writing basics alone, but apply the
basics in song.
- You must finish
a song (no matter how terrible), and start another
song to get better.
step-by-step songwriter exercises to walk you through your
session, so you become familiar and comfortable as a
Each songwriter exercise links to relevant
lessons on how to write lyrics so you can immediately
apply them to your song development.
Download additional songwriting
tools & strategies in order to
finish your song...and then immediately start over with a fresh
songwriting idea. The more you write, the better you become.
1. Determine your Songwriter Emotion
As a songwriter,
choose a target emotion you want listeners
to experience in your song.
Being a songwriter has little to
do with you; everything to do with others.
3. Songwriter Dynamic
Dynamic is the "character" of
your song; the "way" your song
flows. The genre of song has
strong influence on your
5. Songwriter Prominence
like to emphasize (or "call more
attention to") their lyrics or
music by diminishing the
intensity of other.
7. Songwriter Rhythm
Rhythm is a very
powerful part of your song.
Lyrical delivery is singing or
reciting your words at a pace
in-sync with your songwriting
tempo and beat.
2. Songwriting Tempo
"Tempo" is the
speed of your song. Every song
has a specific speed, but most
songwriters don't consciously
set tempo when songwriting.
4. Songwriting Sections
As a songwriter,
your next task is to figure out
which layout is the best for
expressing your target emotion
to your listeners.
6. Songwriting Notation
If you can't
notate your song, It'll be
difficult to develop your song
if you can't notate your lyrics
& melody. You need way to
transpose your song.
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