In years gone by, musicians relied heavily on old, reliable pens and writing paper. Many will use nothing more than a pen and paper to write their essays. However, in today’s computer world, more and more musicians are turning to computers to write songs.
There are different tools for every musician on and off the computer. For example, synonym dictionaries are great if you’re having trouble finding the vocabulary of certain words. On a computer, sorting and replacing words is very easy and usually done with a simple mouse click. Many programs like Microsoft Word and other dedicated songwriting software offer integrated phrases that are ideal for finding additional words and phrases to make your songs more impactful.
However, the most important tools are your own thoughts and ideas. You can choose between a pen and paper mode or a computer mode; however, your thoughts are where the narrative begins.
Turning your thoughts into songs
You have your own ideas; you chose your writing style, now what? Now it’s time to start writing your lyrics. This is probably the hardest part of songwriting, much harder than coming up with ideas. Now you have to work with lyrics and melodies to create your songs. Finally, fiction matters. Here is your rhyming dictionary.
The end of the second line usually coincides with the end of the first. In some cases, however, the end of the third line is the same as the first.
- For example:
- As we grow older,
- The world is getting colder
- Because there is no love
- Although we continued
And we will keep our love in music.
Don’t forget your choir; that is what unites the song. You decide where your opponent goes and where the band comes in and repeats. Writing Lyrics to a song is a great way to express you. Tell a story about how you see it and how you feel.