Song Writing Tips

Discover Song Writing Tips For Great Lyrics


Song Writing for Pleasure or Commercial Use

Are you a beginner songwriter struggling to find inspiration? Maybe you are just a singer who has written a few original pieces of music, but you’d like to take time now to create something more substantial – maybe writing songs you can sell!

These song writing tips and ideas will go a long way in getting you started on that route to writing really catchy tunes that you could hear someone else humming one day! Let’s get started. ..

Why Learn How to Song Write?

Now that you have studied many of my vocal training online lesson resources, you are ready for a new and valuable course of action – Songwriting! To sell more cds, you need to write good, catchy songs – the kinds of notes to get attention along with a lyric that gets stuck in people’s heads and keep them tapping their feet and singing along.

Here are some tips on song writing you can use to write catchier music and words that people will love …

Make It Realistic

Many musicians write about emotions and situations they have experienced personally. It’s that ability to relate to others that sets a popular melody apart from not so good ones.

If people can take your song and apply it to their own lives, you’ll have a psychological advantage and a potential hit record on your hands.

Emotional Reference

Here are a couple of song writing ideas that include projection and personal emotion.

Most of us have had money problems at some point in life. Others have struggled with various addictions. Break-ups, unrequited love, and a desire to let go and party are other situations that most people can relate to.

Write From the Heart

You want your music to be genuine, so don’t just take a few lessons and then write about things you have no experience with.

Also, emphasize your strengths. If you have a great sense of humor, try writing funny songs. If you’ve got a gift for drama, write lyrics that make people sit up and take notice.


You don’t need to be a lyric writing genius to create songs that work. In fact, some of the most popular songs in history have had relatively simple words The best lyric writing tips I can suggest is to use words and phrases most people understand and can relate to.

Rhyme and Reason

Learning good rhyming techniques can be another device that can make your songs stick. Most popular songs contain verses with perfect or imperfect rhymes. Don’t be afraid to use a thesaurus to find new words while writing.

Stay Clear of Trends

Try to avoid using phrases about trends that might soon go out of style. Think 1980s – Disco? You want your creation to be timeless and not waste away in obscurity until it comes back someday as a cheesy retro tune.

Music Writing Advice

If you listen to the music in most popular songs, you’ll notice an ear-catching bass line, drum beat, or guitar hot licks that make people want to move along or dance to the music. This type music can take a simple song from good to fantastic.

To write catchy music, you’ll need to have an understanding of basic chord progressions and rhythms.

If you’re starting from scratch, consider using sound mixing software or maybe some learning methods included in tutorials you can easily find online.

Benefits from Other Song Writers

Listen to some songs that have made it to the top in various genres. What stands out about the music?

Try to emulate the concepts without directly copying the chords and beats. Take the best parts and use them as inspiration for your own music writing skills.

If You Build It – They Will Sing

Listeners must find your song interesting or they will completely ignore it! The chorus is the part of your song that most people will sing along with.

You need to write something of real interest  that people will remember once they hear it. Make it rhyme if at all possible, and aim for a wide target audience.

Make the words and concepts as universal as possible. Don’t use profanity, or people might be embarrassed to sing along in public! A good chorus can summarize the song’s message in just a couple of lines when written properly.

Too Low or Too High?

When writing your chorus, make certain it is in a key that most people can sing along with. If the chorus includes too many high notes or is way down low to a bass level, people will struggle to sing it – or sing it with a strain in their voices.

Repetition makes songs stick in people’s minds, but it can be overdone. Repeat your chorus a few times, but make sure the other verses are different enough to make the song interesting.

Good Things Take Time

Learning the right technique and discovering how to write songs, especially for commercial use takes some time – don’t get discouraged.

Developing good songwriting skills is a process, and sometimes it can be difficult to comprehend.

To avoid writer’s block, keep writing down your ideas and listening to good music for inspiration, and soon you’ll have a great new song that people will love to sing along with.

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It caters for all levels of experience. The course covers lessons for a songwriter at the beginner level for those folks who know absolutely nothing about songwriting, but also for those who want more details about the creation of songs, lyrics and the industry as a whole.

It is one of the best books of song writing tips I have ever found, so I strongly recommend your picking up a copy. Just the Rhyme Master Pro bonus is worth the price of the whole program. You can get it today by simply clicking on the link below …


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24 thoughts on “Song Writing Tips”

  1. somewhere over the rainbow and let it be are also similar 🙂 and that i
    discovered on my own

  2. Well, I don’t think this was helpful…..all songs now a days need chords
    like like A-G including sharps, flats, diminished chords, etc., but they
    are the chords we have, of course some songs sound the same, if they all
    sounded differently and we couldn’t use the same chord progression then
    there would be no songs in the world at this point to be honest because
    they wouldn’t be allowed to use any chords at this stage in time. Just

  3. Stephen Hill

    Yeah, I noticed the Blackbird/Scar Tissue thing just a couple weeks ago,
    and I thought it was sooooo cool! Due to the song frequently referring to
    birds, I didn’t see it as Frusciante ripping off McCartney, I saw it as a
    subtle homage to the greatest band of all time. That was very cool of

  4. Also try to play some songs you know and try playing the notes backwards
    and add bends, chords.

  5. Haha, Marty was totally talking about the tutorial Zosia did on writing a
    song on the channel rockongoodpeople at the start.

  6. Awesome. That has actually helped a lot. I’ve been trying so hard to be too
    original and it was causing me a kind of writers block. Thanks, Marty!

  7. Katie Ferrara

    When I get stuck trying to get inspired to write a song this is totally
    what I do! I just play a bunch of covers and then after a while I come up
    with chord progressions and then think.. “wait a minute” this sounds a bit
    like some of the covers I’m practicing!” I think it’s true that you
    unconsciously pick up stuff. A lot of songs are actually the same chord
    progressions but what really makes a song stand out is the vocal melody and
    the lyrics… For me if I get that stuck in my head it actually makes
    writing a song easier… Anyway I really liked your video! 🙂 ?

  8. PurpleSugar13

    HEY! That first Beatles song u did! I think R5’s One Last Dance was
    inspired by it! It sound totally the same!?

  9. Ryan Problems

    I don’t always do things this way, but I have gotten some of my favorite
    song ideas from misheard lyrics. ?

  10. Caryl Christmas

    Thank you Marty!
    I needed somebody to stand up and say that it is OK to create songs this

  11. Interesting approach. People have been taking tunes from other people and
    making new songs out of them forever. Think about all the church hyms,
    patriotic American tunes (e.g. My Country ‘Tis of the) and blues tunes that
    were based on variations of someone else’s melodies. ?

  12. Branden Blue

    Thanks for the nice video! I enjoyed it. Here is a piece of advice for all
    young musicians: I am a music producer. After extensive research I am glad
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  13. xXusagamerXx

    When I try and write a song I just listen to my favurite movie ever. SPACE
    JAM! I like this movie because it helps me write moosic?

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