What is a Song?


A song is a musical composition with vocals, usually in distinct and fixed pitches (melodies). It also has lyrics and often a chorus. A song can be performed a cappella or accompanied by instruments. Whether written by the same person or several Writers, a song can express many emotions, convey ideas, and captivate and inspire its listeners. Whether you are happy or sad, or feeling hopeful or discouraged, a song can help you get through it. When someone says they got something “for a song,” that means it was inexpensive.

Songwriters can start with a title, a lyric, or even just an idea. Some may play around with chord progressions or melodies, while others try to tell a story through their lyrics. Still others try to find rhymes and figure out a tempo or rhythm. It all depends on what works best for each individual artist.

One of the most important things a Songwriter can do is to avoid censoring themselves. This can stifle creativity and lead to songs that are not as good as they could have been.

It’s important for Songwriters to look for inspiration in different art forms, and also to let their imagination run wild. A Songwriter might draw inspiration from a movie, another song, a poem, an experience, a place, or anything else that sparks their interest. It’s also helpful to surround themselves with other creative people and make an effort to get out in public, such as by visiting art museums and public spaces.