Writing a song can be either the most difficult or easiest thing you do, depending on how you approach it and how creative you are.
The 10 songwriting tips below can help make writing a song a bit easier.
There are a lot of aspiring singers and songwriters out there, but when it comes to actually sitting down and writing a song, many people just don't know where to start. The first step in learning how to write a song is deciding to stop thinking about writing a song, and just write it. Songwriting is an independent process, so until you make a commitment to actually doing it, you won't succeed.
This is a FREE starter pack that includes a bunch of stingers in different styles.
This is Jon Griffin, and I am here today to talk about a concept that most rock guitars probably won't know about. If you've studied a lot of jazz you may be familiar. But they're called kernel chords. At least that's the way I was taught. They're very simple. They're just chords with the root, the third, and the seventh of minor, major, or dominant.
I worked this little guitar arrangement of When You Wish Upon a Star for my friends son a few years ago. It's not too difficult if you have some experience, but there are a few stretches and techniques you may need to practice.
This is also a good example of how different jazz guitarists think versus most rock and pop players. Notice there are no bar chords and voices lead in a logical way.
I plan on doing some more lessons on chord melody, so if you have any comments or suggestions, please leave a comment.