How to Become a Great Songwriter
Music is a universal language that everybody loves and appreciate, and it takes great artists to write and sing meaningful songs. The songwriter is that great artist who can write a great song. Writing the song therefore is the key job of a songwriter, not necessarily to perform it, nor record it, nor selling the song.
You can become a songwriter if you have the skill in picking the right notes, getting the right chords to go with the right words, giving it the right title, and finally writing them into a song.
Songwriters write songs for the purpose of having people listen to it. End listeners would get to hear and buy the song through means of a record, CD, or live performance of the song.
A record company is the one which a song writer would write for in order to turn his or her song in to an item like a record or CD, before delivering it to radio or retails for the consumers.
A songwriter writes the song for radio programmers who decide what their listeners would listen to.
A songwriter also writes a song for a performer who is now in hot pursuit of record companies and radio stations who would want to play the performer’s songs.
In a writing a song, a songwriter must have various qualities in order to write a song. A songwriter must know how to compose the lyrics, develop the melody, write the chords, and writing the song into a lead sheet. Being the owner of the song and seller of the song, a songwriter must have the knowledge on how to choose a song for a demo, and record the demo in a compelling way.
In other words, as a songwriter, you are also a lyric writer, a melody writer, a chord writer and a lead sheet writer. You can actually be a solo songwriter who writes and do the four things mentioned. There are songwriters too who would partner another artist and have this artist compose the lyric or music role depending on their songs.
The main skill of a songwriter is not throwing words or rhymes together but to be able to tell a story through his or her song.
Some of us have the natural talent to become a great songwriter, and some may have to put in efforts to master the skill before becoming one great songwriter. So if you are set to become a great songwriter, one gave an advice of you setting a few hours every day to study one of the greatest songs of a popular and successful artist.
Know that to make a great song, it takes more than writing the lyrics. It is very important that you master all the components in the writing process of the song, and make it a point that your song is relatable to people.