Every songwriter has his own song writing habits however it is important to learn which ones are good habits and which are bad habits. Here are some things you can do to avoid falling into bad song writing habits.

For starters it is always important to capture any new song idea you have, either it is recording it on your phone or writing it down on a piece of paper, it is essential to consider that your memory is unpredictable and even remembering something for just 5 minutes can get distracted out of your mind. However, it is equally important to then review your ideas in a further moment. Don’t let your ideas sit in your notebook for ages without ever revisiting them, learn to appreciate discovering and building on your ideas.

When writing remember to avoid all distractions, turn off your phone and leave it somewhere else, shut Facebook and turn off the TV; if you have a song that you have just been pushing on for a long time, set a timer and do the most you can in the time you set. Try and finish the song as much as possible but still keep at least two or three projects going at the same time. This can help your creativity and give you new ways to approach a song your stuck on.

Everyone falls into the mistake of perfectionism, it is important to be aware when a song has reached its limit and is finished, sometimes a little aspect of song seems bad to you just because you have been listening to it on repeat for the whole day.

Not trying to learn and doing research is something to avoid, you should be learning as much as you can about song writing especially now that there are all sorts of resources easily accessible to you. Don’t be shy or proud to ask for help but don’t fall into seeking for approval too much, there are all sorts of music listeners out there so learn to understand where you can find constructive advice and when to consider things opinions with less importance.

If you are using the same instrument to start your song writing process, change it around. If you are a guitar player take on a bass or a ukulele and see what comes out of that, if you play piano use different synth sounds or try playing a guitar. Another way to add some variation to your song writing could be to change your process, if you usually come up with chords then add melody then lyrics, change that around and write the lyrics first.

There are many artists out there nowadays and many different genres so there is no limit to the inspiration you could gather, try and listen to as much music as you can and keep it diverse. If you don’t know much about a genre or a music period just search the web for the top ten songs about that specific setting and expand your notion of music.

These are habits you can avoid in your song writing/creation process however, when you are writing a song and you want to be catchy and memorable there are a few unwritten rules that have been working for a long time.

A memorable song is usually a short song with clear and concise sections, usually starting with an intro, moving on to the verse, then chorus; repeat that and add a bridge where a third verse is supposed to go and conclude with an outro.

Your intro and outro needs to be short and does not have to go on for ages, if it is a long part of the song you have to make sure that the arrangement is really good by adding changes in tempo or adding fills to your hook.

The most important part of a song is usually the chorus, this needs to be strong and has to sort of include the mood of the whole song. This can usually be on the same chords as the verse or similar variations however it is also good to experiment changing it completely.

The bridge is equally a fundamental part of the song because it can be the loudest point of the song or the quietest part of the song, it should take to a completely different world from the rest of the song to then bring you back with a chorus or a verse after it. Dynamically it is the part of the song where it changes the most.

Dynamics in a song is extremely essential to make the song intriguing, a song should start with low dynamics and volumes to then make a build up to the last chorus and outro. Insert fills and lines to your sections that seem very monotonous and make sure that your bride highlights the change in dynamics.

These are helpful tips and approaches that can turn out useful when writing music and lyrics, if you are reading this you are already using one of them which is researching and learning about song writing so you are in the right direction.

Every songwriter has his own song writing habits however it is important to learn which ones are good habits and which are bad habits. Here are some things you can do to avoid falling into bad song writing habits.

For starters it is always important to capture any new song idea you have, either it is recording it on your phone or writing it down on a piece of paper, it is essential to consider that your memory is unpredictable and even remembering something for just 5 minutes can get distracted out of your mind. However, it is equally important to then review your ideas in a further moment. Don’t let your ideas sit in your notebook for ages without ever revisiting them, learn to appreciate discovering and building on your ideas.

When writing remember to avoid all distractions, turn off your phone and leave it somewhere else, shut Facebook and turn off the TV; if you have a song that you have just been pushing on for a long time, set a timer and do the most you can in the time you set. Try and finish the song as much as possible but still keep at least two or three projects going at the same time. This can help your creativity and give you new ways to approach a song your stuck on.

Everyone falls into the mistake of perfectionism, it is important to be aware when a song has reached its limit and is finished, sometimes a little aspect of song seems bad to you just because you have been listening to it on repeat for the whole day.

Not trying to learn and doing research is something to avoid, you should be learning as much as you can about song writing especially now that there are all sorts of resources easily accessible to you. Don’t be shy or proud to ask for help but don’t fall into seeking for approval too much, there are all sorts of music listeners out there so learn to understand where you can find constructive advice and when to consider things opinions with less importance.

If you are using the same instrument to start your song writing process, change it around. If you are a guitar player take on a bass or a ukulele and see what comes out of that, if you play piano use different synth sounds or try playing a guitar. Another way to add some variation to your song writing could be to change your process, if you usually come up with chords then add melody then lyrics, change that around and write the lyrics first.

There are many artists out there nowadays and many different genres so there is no limit to the inspiration you could gather, try and listen to as much music as you can and keep it diverse. If you don’t know much about a genre or a music period just search the web for the top ten songs about that specific setting and expand your notion of music.

These are habits you can avoid in your song writing/creation process however, when you are writing a song and you want to be catchy and memorable there are a few unwritten rules that have been working for a long time.

A memorable song is usually a short song with clear and concise sections, usually starting with an intro, moving on to the verse, then chorus; repeat that and add a bridge where a third verse is supposed to go and conclude with an outro.

Your intro and outro needs to be short and does not have to go on for ages, if it is a long part of the song you have to make sure that the arrangement is really good by adding changes in tempo or adding fills to your hook.

The most important part of a song is usually the chorus, this needs to be strong and has to sort of include the mood of the whole song. This can usually be on the same chords as the verse or similar variations however it is also good to experiment changing it completely.

The bridge is equally a fundamental part of the song because it can be the loudest point of the song or the quietest part of the song, it should take to a completely different world from the rest of the song to then bring you back with a chorus or a verse after it. Dynamically it is the part of the song where it changes the most.

Dynamics in a song is extremely essential to make the song intriguing, a song should start with low dynamics and volumes to then make a build up to the last chorus and outro. Insert fills and lines to your sections that seem very monotonous and make sure that your bride highlights the change in dynamics.

These are helpful tips and approaches that can turn out useful when writing music and lyrics, if you are reading this you are already using one of them which is researching and learning about song writing so you are in the right direction.