Go To Hookpad Hookpad Hookpad is software that simplifies songwriting by helping you choose chords that sound good together and guiding you to write a good melody.
Work on the melody and chords using the verse and chorus lyric you have, gradually smoothing and changing until you have something you like.
Then write the rest of the lyric to the final melody. Songs for musical theater are different — they usually do require perfect rhymes.
Check out a web site like Rhymedesk. Read my post To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme on my blog site.
Know when to take a break Work on your lyric for short periods of time. Take a walk and let things settle for awhile. Keep the hit song melody in your head. The most important thing and the most difficult is to keep the emotional integrity of the song intact.
Keep working on the lyric until you are genuinely moved and excited by it. Check out my books at Amazon. Back to Contents list.
While song melodies and lyrics are copyrighted, in general, these familiar chord progressions are not. C-Am-F-G belongs to everyone! You can use this type of generic chord progression in your own songs.
Listen to a recent hit song and learn to play along on either guitar or keyboards. There are many YouTube videos that will show you how to play recent hits. These are protected by the copyright law. Learn to play chords If you already have an idea for your melody, you can hunt for the chords that fit.
Check out my Resources page for a good one. Or you can take a few lessons from a local music teacher. Many music stores offer lessons. Your local community center or college may have classes. Or ask friends and neighbors to refer a teacher.
We know chords, we know song craft, we know how to follow our emotions — none of this has anything to do with how many dazzling riffs and licks you can play. Just strum or chord along with your voice and keep the emotional feel front and center.Nov 11, · G I never saw the end in sight, Am Fools are kinda blind.
C D Thought everything was going alright, D G D But I was running out of time. G You had 1 foot out the door. Am I swear I did'nt s/5(7). RWTC is the longest running Christian chord and tablature archive. In this course, musician Julian Velard demonstrates the many ways to write songs with chords, and how altering those chords can add excitement and .
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Putting Chords to an Existing Melody. What you should get from this section: After completing this section, you should be able to take an existing melody and put chords, and a bass line to it to create a strong structure.