How to make music ?

so recently I’ve been wanting to make music but for some reason I keep hitting what they called “writers block”? I want to say some things but I honestly feel like i don’t really know how to and so I got inspired by music and from the artist and their stories and I just wanted to start writing music. But I’m asking for any advice for starting something like this ?.

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  • 3 years ago
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    How to Build a Song/Write a Lyrics Poem From Scratch

    1. What to write about

    Think of something or someone that inspires you

    Something or someone that bothers you

    Something or someone that changed your life

    A person you admire

    A childhood or travel memory

    A small incident in a moment that reversed itself in your life

    Any subject it seems no one talks about

    2. How to write it

    Pick a melody in your head or a catch phrase that you like and just flesh it out.

    You can change any song idea after getting stuck for some other new angle or different idea. Don't stay stuck long. Use your journal. Catch ideas that don't yet fit for later.

    Use a rhyming dictionary, thesarus (directory of concepts!) or some creativity exercise.

    Oh yeah....keep doing it. Someone once said "there's no such thing as a genius, just someone who practiced 100,000 times".

    3. Format for familiarity

    People often write lyrics as poetry, but fight the usual rhyming and formatting most

    popular songs use. It's your choice, but it also depends heavily on whether your target

    audience is going to "get" your work if you get away from a standard AABA format with

    a solid chorus and hook, or whether the object is to try new creative or innovative ideas.

    In the end, you decide how and what to tell the world. Personally, I believe in choruses,

    familiar rock/country/blues formats and whatever gets your audience to sing along.

    Usually, less is more and repeating a key line once or twice makes a point stand out.

    4. Standing on the shoulders of giants

    Someone somewhere blew you away with a song or two. What was it about

    that song that you liked? Would you like to try and make a song that

    blows people away like that too?

    Emulate your idols without copying, or be inspired by a song you just

    heard on the radio.

    Believe in what you're doing. The only thing the greats (Dylan, Lennon,

    etc.) had in common was the belief that they could change the world by

    doing what they did. They were right.

    5. Exhibit A

    The Whole Time

    You disappear from view

    You hold yourself in

    You say you're still lonely to all your friends

    It's too hard for you

    To be without dreams again

    And you wonder if this is how the story ends

    Well you know I've always wanted to be your man

    And you know I want to help you if I can

    If you look real hard, I am sure you'll find

    I've been here the whole damn time

    Looking for that knight

    In armor made of gold

    With a flashing smile and gentle loving hands

    Still you believe despite

    The past that left you cold

    And you wonder if this is how the story ends

    Then when I come to you, you just turn away

    Playing solitary games that I can't play

    If you ever have a partner game in mind

    I've been here the whole damn time


    I know you're not to blame for everything

    But why do you keep taking on and off that ring?

    If you believe in your doubting heart that love is blind

    I've been here the whole damn time

    I've been here the whole damn time

    Yes, I've been here the whole time


  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    These books have some key ideas that may inspire:

    "The Secret Power of Music;"

    "The Third Music;"

    "Creation: Artistic and Spiritual."

  • Banana
    Lv 5
    3 years ago

    I have a similar problem. I would say pick a theme and go with it. If it's bad so what. Just song what comes to you and write it as you go then go back and refine then add music.

  • John
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Lyrics are just poetry. It can rhyme or not but you'll probably want some sort of rhythm to it. Melody and the rest requires knowing how to play music or theory or both. No, one can't just magically write music. Everyone can hum some ditty they get in their heads but whether that is actual music is debatable.

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