How to Write a Song


A song is a musical composition with lyrics and melody performed at distinct and fixed pitches (melodies). It is an art form with a long history, and its different components are often analyzed and compared to each other.

The first step in writing a song is to come up with an idea or theme for the song. This can be anything from a personal experience, an emotion or even a fictional scenario. Whatever the topic is, it is important that it be relevant and relatable to your audience.

Next you will want to write some lyrics and melodies that fit with your theme. Creating these lyrics can take some time, especially when trying to find rhyming words. It is helpful to try and use common words that are easy for listeners to identify. A lot of modern artists also use catchy phrases and words that are easy to sing along with.

After the lyrics and melody are finished, you will need to create a chorus. This is usually the big payoff and climax of the song. The chorus is usually the title of the song and will have a repeated sentiment. A common example of this is the Beatles song “Let it Be” where the phrase is repeated over and over again.

Once you have your verses, chorus and bridge written it is a good idea to ask for some feedback from friends and family. They can give you an outside perspective on the song and help you fix any lyrical or melodic mistakes. It is also a good idea to practice singing the song out loud as this will allow you to hear how it sounds and make any necessary changes.