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There is a lot that goes into making a good song that listeners will consider worth their time. Forward-thinking songwriters should understand that it’s more than putting catchy rhymes and lyrics together.
For starters, you need to impose your own personality and experiences into your lyrics to make them unique and more effective. How do you do this? There are a number of specific routines and ideas you can follow, which, overtime, will help your body and mind to be more in sync during the songwriting process.
Taking note of the practices and attitudes of songwriters who have managed to make a mark in the industry – as well as how they maximize on their abilities – is one good idea. In addition, there are a number of things you need to remember to do that are critical to the continuous improvement of your skills. Being human, these are things you may often forget, but which can have a positive affect on the quality of your work if you remember to do them.
Here are four of them...
Every singer can attest to this: the day before you are singing like an angel and probably even getting praises about how lovely your pipes are, then the following day, you open your mouth to sing and it’s all croaks.
Before you go panicking or start doubting whether your voice is as good as you think it is, it's important to note that this is a problem that affects all singers. There are several explanations, including your health (mental and physical), your diet, lack of rest or enough sleep, your current mood, and even your overall mental attitude. However, left unchecked, your voice could eventually lose its edge and ruin your chances of knowing what it feels like to sing a chart-topping single or even a song worth remembering.
In order to prevent it from happening too often, especially when you have public performances, you need to start by acknowledging that your voice is just like any other instrument you use to make music…and instruments need maintenance too.
To further put things into perspective and help you out, Tunedly picked the brains of some singers on their team to find out how they ensure their voices are kept in tip-top shape. In all, they got six solutions for you to use for those voice-gone days.
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Entering into the world of being a singer-songwriter nowadays is pretty easy. In fact, you can get into it without much practice or initiation, much unlike training to be a doctor or for most other professions.
Here’s how simple it is: technology – computers and music recording software – make it easier than ever to create rough work tapes before even considering a professional music recording studio. And social media simplifies building a fan base.
So easy it is to get started that people can begin their singing-songwriting careers in just a few weeks! And if things go according to plan, you could have a hit on the charts within a few months. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves because stories like those are more the exception than the norm.
Being easy doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be good at it, especially if you don’t continue to keep in mind all the good tips that can so easily be forgotten if not constantly put into practice. Good thing Tunedly always has your back. They’ve put together three obvious (but often forgotten) tips for becoming a good or better songwriter. Here goes…
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