Writing Music for Lyrics


abernathybenjaminallen
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abernathybenjaminallen
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04/12/2024 9:40 pm

I’ve been writing lyrics for a few weeks and I have a pretty good one now. But I’ve realized that I have not written music and I need help on how I can write music that fits with them. ( I was gonna write simple music as all my favorite bands have really simple guitar parts)


 


 


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William MG
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William MG
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04/12/2024 11:10 pm

I'm not an instructor and this may not be correct but when I write a song it usually starts with a little jingle that I sing and then try to find the key on the guitar.


So I would start by just singing out the lyrics. Say the chorus. Try to find a note that seems to sounds good with what you are singing. There will be a note that predominantly fits. Let's say E sems to work pretty well. Try an E major chord and then an E minor chord. Which sounds right? That should work to establish your key. Then put the chords together and strum pattern.


That's what I do. But I'm not writing for Celine Dion, just stuff for a few of us to play along to.


This year the diet is definitely gonna stick!

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