Top Songwriting Tips

Crafting that killer track can be a daunting task so we’ve broken down the hard work for you. All you have to do is take note.

Posted: 29 January 2019

Writing a song can be difficult, writing a good song can be even more so. But don’t despair! There’s plenty of tips and techniques you can utilise as well as tools designed to make the job easier. We’ve taken a look at some of the most common and most valuable tricks of the trade to help you become a master songwriter.

Take note

Okay so a pen and paper may be a bit old school but keeping a notepad on you, or better still, keeping notes on google docs or something similar is invaluable. You never know when inspiration is going to strike and you need to be able to capitalise when it does. It’s worth taking down anything that pops into your head. A lot of it may be rubbish however there will be a few nuggets in there that could blossom into a song.

Use the tools available

A dictionary, thesaurus and a rhyming dictionary aren’t exactly new but are still crucial bits of equipment for any songwriter. Nowadays there’s also plenty of other tools to help bring out your creativity too. Apps such as Hookpad and ChordPulse can help suggest melodies and chord progressions to compliment what you already have, where as Hum, Voice Recorder, and GarageBand can help you put those ideas down so you can build on them in future.