Singing to us comes naturally. Writing a good song requires practice but to create a masterpiece you have to have the right technique and imagination. The imagination should come from you. I will give you the technical side. The following tips will help you in singing and songwriting no matter the genre of music that you make.
Come Up With a Subject To Write For.
This should be the first thing you need to do before composing the lyrics. It’s advisable to choose a subject your listeners can relate to. The fans need something they can connect to in a deeper level, as this will help them connect with what they are saying. How do you come up with a subject: first, you can deduce the subject from a line you had created in a moment of inspiration and revolve your song around the theme of that single line. Also you can come up with a subject first and then write down the lyrics about it
Analyze Some of the Greatest/Hit Songs
As a song writer you have to develop a habit of analyzing songs. You will realize that most songs have certain pattern and chord beats that are similar to many artists. Most songs have structure of having a verse_ chorus_ verse_ chorus_ bridge_ chorus.
Learn How to Play At least One Musical Instrument
You have to learn on how to play a guitar or a piano if you want to write songs, but if you only need to write lyrics, then a pen and a paper are enough for you. The good thing about a guitar or piano is that they are relatively inexpensive and can accommodate different genres and styles. Choose an electric keyboard over acoustic one as it can create complex harmonies including drum loops from a single instrument.
Finally, having followed the above tips about singing and songwriting. I think its good we look at a very crucial part of the song called the chorus. Developing a good and catchy chorus is what makes a difference between hit songs and ordinary songs. The chorus connects each verse to another. It doesn’t necessary require rhyming but it should catch people’s attention. Almost all hit/good songs have catchy choruses. Having now learned that, you can go ahead and write a few songs and lyrics.