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…
No matter where you are on your songwriting journey, there will always be room for improvement. It could be you have a problem with creating effective hooks. Or it could be that your vocab is not broad enough to develop killer rhymes. It could even be that you have difficulties coming up with good songwriting ideas.
Whatever the case, it doesn’t have to be a blot on your songwriting career. The good thing about writing songs is that the more you do it, the better you will get. At the moment, you probably already have a good idea as to where you’re at in your career, which means you understand/know your strengths.
As such, becoming better might mean paying attention to what your weaknesses are as it relates to writing songs that listeners will appreciate. You may also just need to plug into the right information and practices, which when applied to your life, will make all the difference.
With that said, check out these songwriting tips that are bound to help make you a better songwriter, once applied. By the way, number three is a kicker!
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