Writing music for the first time can be one of the most exciting things in the world, No matter how old and ambitious you are. Whether you’re still in high school or have been a musician for decades, writing music is a different experience than anything else. But things like the fear of failure and not knowing where to start, prevent many musicians to write music. If you are a Person interested in writing music for the first time, you should remember three things during the process:
The importance of being open, friendly and courageous
This may sound like strange advice, but it’s crucial for new songwriters to be nice to themselves. Unless you are a scholar of Songwriting, the first thing you write probably won’t be anything special, and in fact it might just be bad. Instead of feeling bad about it, approaching the writing process with courage and curiosity will help you ensure that your first Songwriting effort is a great experience. Since they are new, everything related to Songwriting is unexplored and filled with unlimited potential. Instead of wanting to become the next pop star in the world, reducing expectations will keep you from getting discouraged and saving your first Song before it’s done. A centered and graceful attitude is not usually associated with the size of songwriting, but it can help new writers make music and stick to it.
Finish what you are starting a Demo of
Finishing what you start in music is important, especially if you are inexperienced. Songwriters sometimes do not finish their Songs because they save themselves too early on ideas or because they do not believe that the end result of their work will be good. But when it comes to your first Song, you need to make every effort to turn your idea into a full recorded Demo. There are many reasons why it is so important. First, listening to the primer of a musical idea is not the same as listening to a full song. The habit of finishing your Songs is a good idea to think of the beginning of your Songwriting practice, because if you don’t, you could never finish your Songs in the end. Secondly, recording Demos of your finished Songs will give you the perspective you need to develop as a Songwriter. I will often write and record something thinking that I just did something great and a day later hear with the opposite opinion. The recorded Demos are not only references, but also important comprehensive representations of their work.
Notice what works and what doesn’t
To make the most of writing your first song, you need to consider what is successful in your process and what needs work. This type of reflection should occur during the writing process and when your first song is completed. If there is a lyrical, melodic or chord progression that you do not like, understand why will help you avoid repeating the same mistakes in the future. And conversely, identifying what’s good in your first Song will help you develop your process and style.
One last thing to keep in mind is that making music can be difficult for writers at all levels. If you are experimenting with music for the first time and writing far enough and recording your own song, then you are already successful in a great way.