This blog post series is aiming to collect all relevant, important and interesting information about songwriting one could ever need while learning the craft of songwriting.
You can consider this blog post as a guide or directory for songwriting resources available.
I’ll be updating this article one post at a time so make sure you bookmark this page and come back soon for more songwriting resources!
The key here is to understand that I don’t claim here to teach you songwriting. Instead of that I’ll give very extensive pack of information and resources for you to figure songwriting by yourself.
You don’t need to take any expensive songwriting courses or schools to get started with songwriting but you definitely need a skill to find information online for your studies. That’s something you can get started from here.
Songwriting 101 – Table Of Contents
1. Songwriting basics for beginners
2. How to write a song – Songwriting steps & process (coming soon)
3. Songwriting templates (coming soon)
4. The “Hook Book” – Also known as a songwriting journal (coming soon)
5. Exercises to boost your songwriting (coming soon)
6. Ideas for songwriting (coming soon)
7. Songwriting schools, classes, courses & lessons online (coming soon)
8. Songwriting tools (coming soon)
9. Songwriting apps 2019 (coming soon)
10. Songwriting softwares & programs (coming soon)
11. Songwriting & co-writing online (coming soon)
12. Songwriting help / helper (coming soon)
13. Books about songwriting & songwriters (coming soon)
14. Movies & documentaries about songwriting (coming soon)
15. Prompts & quotes & tips for songwriting (coming soon)
The first chapter of this Songwriting 101 -blog posts series is about how to get started with songwriting. Every songwriter needs to start from somewhere and this post is a pretty good place to start your journey of writing songs.
In this chapter we’ll go through the basics of songwriting.
- What songwriting actually means
- How to get started and what do you need for a song
- Song structures and sections – verse, chorus, bridge etc.
- Music in songs – Melody, chord progressions and key
- Lyrics – Ideas and topics for songs
- Songwriting inspiration and working methods
Songwriting is a huge and diverse topic to study but with the help of this first chapter you know from where to start studying and finding more information yourself. The main takeaways from this chapter is that most of the songs are quite similar when it comes to a song format, structure and chord progressions. The same songwriting basics and templates are used repeatedly in songs written in pop and rock music.
Songwriting is a craft that is hard to master but you can definitely get started writing your first songs pretty easily!
Information provided in this first chapter of this “Songwriting 101” – blog post series are the essentials you need to get familiar with if you plan to start easily with your songwriting. It’s important to understand how most of the songs in pop and rock music are written, from what elements song structures are formed and how you can use this information for your first set of songs. This blog posts contains a few good tips for finding ideas for songs and how to start building your own songwriting working routine which is plays a major part in your songwriting practices.
It’s important to understand that you will only learn songwriting by writing songs. Start simple songs and aim to finish your tunes before moving forward with next one. By time you will learn to write more versatile and catchier tunes in a genre you prefer the most.
2. How to write a song – Songwriting steps & process