Explore the World of Songwriting!
Do you sometimes find yourself making up melodies in your head?
Or been to a concert and thought to yourself, "I could get up there and do that"?
Well if you answered yes to either of these questions, chances are you're a songwriter.
Songwriting is a powerful thing. Songs can make us happy, sad or rise up in protest. They can take us back to old memories and they can set the scene for new ones. Creating something, out of nothing, that can have such an effect on people truly is a special thing, you must agree?
My name is Craig Spain. I am a musician and songwriter with 2 successful songs under my belt. My goal for this website is to take you by the hand and lead you through the world of songwriting, sharing my knowledge and insights with you along the way.
Quick Start Guides
So You Want To Write A Song...
With a few simple steps, let me show you how to write a song.
- Before you start writing your song, you first need to take a look at what Songwriting Tools you will need. Once you have your tools then you need some Songwriting Ideas.
- When you have your idea for a song it's then time to think about your Song Structure. This is how you will arrange the different Parts of a Song to suit the style of song your after.
- Next you need to write some music. This involves creating a Rhythm, a Harmony and a catchy Melody.
- You've got your music, got a melody, now it's time to Write Lyrics to your melody. Using Poetic Devices and Rhyming I will show you how to write lyrics that stand out from the rest.
- Now you need to put it all together to Write a Song.
Now Record Your Song...
After following the steps above, you now have a complete song. The next step is to record your song.
Having your song on cd or mp3 allows you to show it off to friends, send off to labels and publishers or enter songwriting contests.
- You need some way of recording your song. Don't worry, in this day and age you can set up a home recording studio relatively cheap. Let me show you how to easily build a home recording studio.
- Next, you need to think about pre production. This is where you think and plan how you want to record your song.
- That's it. You're all set to start recording.
- Once all your tracks are recorded it's then time to edit, mix and master your song.
Get Your Song Out Into The World...
Now that you have your song it's time to do something with it. The music business can be a cut throat world at times but don't worry, I'm here to guide you safely through some of the pitfalls. Let me show you how to safely: