Hey guys!

Since here are so many people who are really talented writers and I'm sure there are as many musicians as well, I'm sure some of you already tried to write their own songs.
One of my goals for this year is to become a songwriter that's why I want to share some tips with you.

1. Getting Ideas

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Go out and live your life. You can't describe the feeling of a broken heart, when you have never been lovesick. Experiences become ideas. Try to find something you want to express because keeping it for yourself is just impossible.

Artists copy. It's no shame to take ideas of other songs as long as you make it personal. Of course you can try out a structure or a certain chord sequence of song you really like.

2. The Title

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Finding the right title is one of the most important tasks. Also writing two verses, a chorus and a bridge all at once is pretty overstraining. Why not just start with brain storming for a title? Write down all the ideas that come to your mind. Later on you can choose the one you like the most and go on with that one. You'll notice after you found the first titles more and more ideas will cross your mind.

3. What you're writing about

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The title already leads to a certain subject. Now you have to make sure that it's the right one. Write something that gets you the attention of others. They have to feel what you want them to feel. Maybe sadness because of an broken heart or euphoria at a party. Just make sure you really have to tell something.

4. It's all about the Hook

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The Hook is supposed to be the catchy tune and stick in everybody's head. How to make sure it has a recognition value? There are different ways: The text (like Pa-Pa-Paparazzi) or the melody or a special sound. It's your decision.

5. 80/20 Rule

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When you start just write down all your ideas. You'll need them. In the end only 20% of your written ideas will be part of the song. You can cut later on. The quality of your text will improve the more ideas you have.

6. Practice

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Songwriting is work and only really few songs just bang in your head and you write them down just in the perfect way. It's like drawing or learning a new language. Only if you practice a lot, you'll get better. So keep on trying and don't be ashamed of your first or second try. There's no need to create a perfect song.

7. For advanced

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When you have some practice, you can start to focus on details. For example contrasts. Verse and chorus with different rhythms or rhyme schemes. For different songs different subjects and different sounds/instruments. It's also a challenge to be unpredictable. Nobody wants to listen to songs when they already know what's coming next.

I hope you guys just try it out as I'll do. There's nothing to fear! Tell me if you want to try it and keep me up to date how it is going!