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Steps to Writing Songs!     

"Sing to him a new song, play skilfully,
and shout for joy."
  (Psa 33:3 NIV)

Writing a song is about making lots of choices. 

It's like writing a story, or painting a picture:

  1. Start by choosing a subject, an idea, or a topic.

  2. Set some limits, like a picture frame. e.g. the Key, the Scale, number of bars.

  3. Choose the mood, style, speed, meter.

  4. Decide on one or two Melodic ideas.

  5. Choose a few Rhythmic Patterns.

  6. Develop the Chord Progression.

  7. Create Melodic Phrases.


[ Melody ]




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