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How to Become a Great Songwriter
We all love the art of music, and before you get to appreciate it, somebody has to write and sing it. The individual whose job is to write songs is called the songwriter. Writing the song therefore is the key job of a songwriter, not necessarily to perform it, nor record it, nor selling the song.
A songwriter has the skill in writing a song, and this means from picking the right notes, to getting the right chords to go with the right words, and giving the right title.
As a songwriter, you write a song for people who will listen to your composition. Through CD or record or live performance, the end listeners get to hear and buy the song.
A record company is the one which a song writer would write for in order to turn his or her song in to an item like a record or CD, before delivering it to radio or retails for the consumers.
Another entity that a songwriter writes songs for are radio programmers who has the power to lead their listeners on what to listen.
Another entity that a songwriter would write a song for is the performer, who could be the popular artist that a record company sought after and radio stations would want to play his or her song.
In a writing a song, a songwriter must have various qualities in order to write a song. A songwriter must have these skills in order to finalize a song, and this is from writing the lyrics, to writing the chords, and writing the song into a lead sheet. As the owner of the song and seller of the song, a songwriter must know also how to select the song for a demo and how to record the demo into a compelling one.
In other words, as a songwriter, you are also a lyric writer, a melody writer, a chord writer and a lead sheet writer. You can also become a solo songwriter if you do all the four skills mentioned. Depending on the song, some songwriters would have another talent to do the lyrics or music roles of their songs.
The main skill of a songwriter is not throwing words or rhymes together but to be able to tell a story through his or her song.
Some of us have the natural talent to become a great songwriter, and some may have to put in efforts to master the skill before becoming one great songwriter. So if you are set to become a great songwriter, one gave an advice of you setting a few hours every day to study one of the greatest songs of a popular and successful artist.
Know that to make a great song, it takes more than writing the lyrics. Mastering all the components in the song writing process is a necessity, and you have to see to it that your song connects people to each other.
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