There may come a time in your singing career where you’ll want to start writing your own music and songs.
You can’t always sing covers, and to really take the next step in your music career, you’ll need to learn how to write a song.
Or perhaps you’re not into singing at all, and you want to exclusively be on the songwriting side of things. Whatever your personal reasons are for writing songs, I’ve put together a quick guide with some other resources to help you on your way.
Important Things to Consider
#1: Don’t reinvent the wheel
Whenever I research a topic involving creating something, whether it’s a song, a website, a garden, a “blank”, the advice from all the successful people is: “Don’t try and reinvent the wheel”.
This is so true for singing and songwriting. There are coaches out there who have helped thousands of people sing better. Why would you go and try and teach yourself?
The same holds true for songwriting. There are proven methods that work, so why waste your time trying to figure it all out.
Now, I’m not saying go out there and write music that sounds like everyone else’s. You need to create your own unique style and sound, however you need to start somewhere, and the process has already been proven. So in a way, this is good news. You don’t have to figure all this out yourself.
#2: Songwriting will go on forever
If you have a limiting believe about music, then chances are you will find a way not to pursue your goal of writing songs.
So right away, you need to understand that new songs will be written and performed every sing year. Just when you think there will never be another great hit, someone comes up with one, and that someone could be you.
Music is infinite. It will never stop. New songs will always come out.
#3. Now is the time to learn
There is a huge demand for this!
Remember, you don’t need to be able to play an instrument, or hit high notes.
Writing music is sometimes not “celebrated” as much, however it’s really the most important part about music. Ten people can sing the same song very well, but it was written by one person. So keep in mind that actually writing the song is the biggest factor.
And a great song can stick around forever.
You Need a Songwriting Blueprint
These days music can be easily created with software tools. You just need to come up with the lyrics.
Let’s first check out this list of things you DON’T need to make this work:
- Previous training
- Lyrics that come to you in your sleep
- Contacts in the industry
Please keep these three things in mind, as they’re what deter most people from actually taking action.
So where do you go from here?
Well, you need to find a guide and blueprint, rather than gathering random advice.
This is what I tell everyone who’s looking to sing better. Don’t find random videos on YouTube. Go find a coach.
That’s what you need to do with writing music. Constantly researching random websites for tips and tricks won’t get you fast success. You need a blueprint.
The good news is, I’ve done all the research for you, in terms of what’s available for learning more about this stuff.