so i want to write a song but i don't know how.?

i want to make a song about loneliness but i don't know the rules. could you please give me the basics of song writing?

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  • 6 months ago

    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

    Cost Of Living

    Hello and welcome to the show

    You got here fast, now it’s time to go

    Here for the money, esteem and name

    Caught in play of a perpetual game

    Start here at the ladder bottom

    You want your goodies and they got ‘em

    Freak on a leash, give it max power

    Push on even if you’re tired and sour

    Crapwich washed with diet sodium

    Then four more hours moratorium

    I should get more for what I’m giving

    I can barely afford the high cost of living

    We need to get eight hours of rest

    Don’t speed to work, don’t skip breakfast

    Keep routines, but keep time free

    Plans to work out, and for family

    I don’t know who doles out this advice

    Man, that lifestyle sure sounds nice

    I’d love to live an esoteric life

    But I’ve got a boss, my kids, my wife

    I’ve got to get more for what I’m giving

    I can barely afford the high cost of living

    BRIDGE

    Go to church and stay well-founded

    Go to school and stay well-rounded

    Go to counseling, stay well-grounded

    I go like a dog, I feel so hounded

    I’d love to live an esoteric life

    But I’ve got a boss, my kids, my wife

    I’m almost ignored for all I’m giving

    I can barely afford the high cost of living

    I should get much more for all I’m giving

    I can barely afford the high cost of living

    Laughing Dolphin Music

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  • 6 months ago

    You should first learn a bit of theory. It isn't necessary just to make a simple chord progression. but it'll help you understand what you're doing and why, which will let you do more naturally. If you don't want to do that, then just look up some common chord progressions. The most common being made from C, G, A minor and F. Try Am, F, C, G, maybe you could also put a D in it too if you want.

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  • JonZ
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    6 months ago

    You need to learn how to read & write music first.

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  • Jim
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    6 months ago

    There are no rules.

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  • Janet
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    6 months ago

    There are no rules.

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