How TO WRITE SONGS FASTER
SONGWRITING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS
Hey everyone this is Bobby Everything and today I have something special for y’all. Here are seven tips you can use to write songs faster. I hope that you enjoy it.
TIP 1: Do NOT WAIT TO Be INSPIRED!!
A lot of people think the only way to write a song is if it is in your head at that current time. Inspiration can be a lot of help, but if you only write when you’re inspired, you aren’t writing enough, and you aren’t getting the practice that you need to be able to write faster.
Just like playing an instrument, thinking creatively takes a lot of practice. You have to write as much as possible. I won’t say that you need to write music every single day, but you should be writing songs as much as possible. The more songs you write, the better you get. The better you get, the faster you can write songs. You don’t need to wait for inspiration, teach your brain how to be creative at any moment.
TIP 2: Write A Prompt
A good way to practice creativity is to choose a one-word prompt. The best props are often nouns because they instantly bring a lot of images to your mind. When you write a prompt you challenge your brain to make connections. Let’s say the prompt is blue. Blue like the sky, blue like the ocean etc. As soon as you look at the word blue, thoughts instantly come to your mind. It can be difficult to come up with meaningful subjects off the top of your head, but if you write all the time and write using prompts, you will quickly find yourself writing about memories and thoughts you didn’t even know you had.
TIP 3: Always FINISH The SONG
It won’t be much help if you never finish what you start. Always make sure you finish your songs. Don’t focus so much on writing the perfect song, just focus on writing a finished song. Perfectionism is your worst enemy. It is best to pick a deadline when you begin a new song and stick to that. If you have a couple hours each day to write or work on the song, then try to finish it by the end of the week. It doesn’t matter if you hate the song when it’s done, what matters is that it’s done. After you have finished multiple songs you can easily identify areas where you’re writing could get better.
TIP 4: Write The OUTLINE FIRST
If you are writing songs in your DAW make sure you just write the outline first. All you really need is piano, drums and a vocal to finish the outline. Don’t worry so much about what exact sounds or drums you’re going to use, just get the outline written first with the bare minimum. After you have the outline you can go back and fill in the blanks. Focus only on the essentials and the rest can come later.
TIP 5: Use Popular Chord Progressions
If you want to write quickly, knowing chord progressions used in popular songs can definitely help. Gain inspiration from some of your favorite songs. You can look up the chord progression of pretty much any song out there on Google. There is also an app called CHORDIFY that will tell you the chord progression of any song. If you are trying to spice things up and be more original, try adding 7ths And 9ths to some of these chord progressions.
TIP 6: Use Small Templates
Templates are a great tool for saving time when writing in your DAW. They will allow you to open up a session that already has all of your favorite sounds ready for you to use. I would recommend starting with small templates. A project with your favorite bass synth, drum kit, a couple synths for melodies and a piano for chords is plenty enough to get started. They don’t have to be the instruments you use in the final version, but they are enough to get the songwriting process started. If you have a template with too many sounds, you can easily get caught up wasting time listening to different sounds all day. You can always swap out the sounds later, but this small template is just to get you started and help save time with the set up.
TIP 7: Block out CERTAIN TIME for SONG Writing
People who work less often get more done. It is important to establish a schedule for your writing so you can get more done in a shorter span of time. I tend to be most productive when I stick to a schedule. Schedule your writing sessions into hour time blocks throughout the week. It seems when your brain knows that it has to do something at a certain time, it tends to get things done quicker and be more prepared when that time comes.
I hope that you guys enjoyed these tips and I hope to see all of you in the stream tonight. Much love crockpot La Familia
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