So you may have heard it said (or not), however reality with regards to your accomplishment in music is just a single tune away. All you truly need is one melody to make your imprint.
Also, unfortunately, it’s so natural to lose all sense of direction in the gab out there and believe that advertising and marking are the keys to progress when it’s extremely about the melody.
This helps me to remember when I was sitting in the workplace of a Sr. VP at BMG Music in LA and we were giving him music from our distributing list. Craftsmen that we’d been sharpening and prepping, and well, pushing, to compose music that issues. Music they love. Music they need to hear. Since to us at CCVM, extraordinary collections, incredible vocations all beginning and end with that one tune. What’s more, we encourage that in our specialists.
Along these lines, typically, we filter through a craftsman’s list contrasting melodies against one another with see which ones stand apart the most. Be that as it may, on this day, we were indicating the best 2-3 melodies of our top bunch of specialists. What’s more, as we tuned in from craftsman to craftsman, we were by and by helped to remember one booming thing.
That it is so critical to tune in to a gathering of craftsmen together, to hear what tunes stand apart as well as to hear what specialists stand apart over the others. What’s more, in that way, it is quickly clear who is ahead in their composition. Once more, everything comes down to the melody. Indeed, even in vogue creation or incredible voices won’t best an extraordinary tune.
As we would like to think, tipping the scales and getting through as a chronicle/performing craftsman, isn’t simply being a craftsman, it’s tied in with composing extraordinary tunes ~ melodies that have an effect. And all you need is one to get through and you’re good to go.
What melody have you been biting the dust to compose that nails where you are? What has your battle has been? What are you attempting to survive?
Here’s My Tips to Writing The Song.
1. Don’t be afraid to write crappy songs.
Every song you write leads you to the next. The crappy songs serve an important purpose. They make the way for the good ones. The goods ones pave the way for the great ones..and so on. Each song is important to get to the next. Don’t be discouraged, just work harder.
2. Write a large volume of songs.
The only real way to close the gap between where you are and where you want to be is to write a large volume of songs. Because through that process of writing, writing, writing, you will find your own voice. You will find what you are good at and where you suck. You’ll work harder to write better. It’s a natural progression.
3. Schedule lots of co-writes.
One of the best and quickest ways to write a large volume of songs is not to lock yourself away forever, but to find other writers to write with. It has long been known that if you want to get good at anything you have to put in your 10,000 hours. Imagine what your writing would be like after 10,000 hours of songwriting? On a pro level it takes about 6 hours to write a song from start to finish. If you divide 10,000 hours by 6, that would be 1666.66 songs. Yep, you’d be a pretty good writer by then ;). Many songwriters set out for that aim. Ryan Tedder (One Republic), although primarily a pop/rock writer, went to Nashville to write for 10 years to become a great writer. And he did. Truly. One of the steps in our 3 Step System that we use to develop artists is Step 2: A & R. In that step we have a program called Your Exceptional Record and a circle called the Signature Songwriting Circle. In the circle, participants co-write 24 songs in 26 weeks. Yep, one song a week with a different writer each time. Check.
4. Write Every Day.
The way to approach it is not to set out to write that “one song”, but set out to WRITE. Keep your eye on the prize, but dig into the experience of writing ~ every day. That one song you are looking for will most likely come after 100 songs written ~ or maybe after 250? Sometimes before. You never know. But it does take a lot of writing before you get in the saddle. Don’t be afraid of that, enjoy the journey!!
5. Write Real Songs.
Real songs that are written from real stories and emotions pack more punch than made up songs. They resonate with people because they have a “truth” behind them that creates a common experience with your listeners. “I Can’t Make You Love Me” was a song that resonated with the world. It was a common experience that no one had said in that way before and we all went “oh yeah, I know THAT feeling.” Try using real-life experiences and use your own vulnerability to find those common human experiences we all go through and put them in your songs.
At the point when you get in the game as a lyricist, you understand there is one normal goal that everybody is going for. That one tune that will have enough vitality to have an effect and leap forward. That one tune that everybody collectively identifies with. What’s more, you will realize when you’ve shown up in light of the fact that so does every other person. They can’t quit murmuring your tune and out of the blue you hear it all over. Until that day, you continue composing and don’t think back.