How to Write a Song


A song is a combination of music and lyrics that have a specific purpose. Songs can be very simple or very complicated, depending on what they are about and how much depth the songwriter wants to add to them.

LYRICS: Make sure your lyrics tell a story that is easy for people to understand. Use words and phrases that will evoke certain emotions, such as excitement or happiness. For example, if you’re writing a song about a romantic relationship, be sure to include words like “soulmate,” “friend” and “dating.”

MELORY: Create a melody that fits with the tempo of your lyrics. A catchy tempo will give your melody momentum, while also allowing your song to build to a strong ending.

Choose a key that suits your song’s personality. Using major chords will help your song sound more polished, while also making it easier for listeners to understand the progressions of your verses and choruses.

CHORUS: The chorus is the most important part of your song, so it should have a catchy hook and convey the big idea of your song. It should also be the most emotional part of your song, so it needs to contrast with other parts and be accompanied by a lot of energy.

BRIDGE: The bridge is the section of a song that links two verses together, typically with different lyrics and chords. Traditionally, this section of a song appears only once, but it can be repeated multiple times to add interest and drama to your song.