Pick the song lyrics. If you decided to compose the song music, you have to be ready for the text that you want to this music to put. By the way, do not forget that the text and music must somehow be in harmony with each other. Although contemporary art allows for a combination of incongruous, you must have consummate taste in music, so this combination seemed organic. So, as the lyrics of the song you can use your own work or the work of another author, but then be careful with copyright.
Read the text several times out loud, feel it and think about what associations you feel. What should be the melody to this text fast or slow? Happy or sad? What should be the musical tempo of a song? Perhaps when reading the text, your mind will be full of familiar tunes songs and classical music pieces. Listen to them for inspiration. And don't be afraid that you might accidentally "steal" a piece whose melodies for his songs – in the end, music is only seven.
Try to bring your Association to the melody. It would be good to own some instrument such as a guitar or piano. Take a few chords, try these chords to sing the text – thus is born the outline of the melody. But if you do not possess any musical instrument, then just try to sing the melody on the recorder, and then offer the familiar musician. Or contact the professionals who for a fee will do for you arranging your tunes.
Try to sing your song from beginning to end. She does not have to be the verses and the chorus but it should sound holistically, harmoniously. Record a whole song on the recorder and listen to. Maybe some places in the song cut the ears, there is a sharp transition between tunes, etc. Try to correct these mistakes.
Don't forget about the song of songs. Despite the diversity of musical styles and genres, the song should have a beginning, middle and an end. This is not recorded somewhere silly rules and peculiarities of human perception of music.
Advice 2 : How to write music to the poems
Songs can be written in different ways. Someone selects or writes any text to music, someone sinhroniziruete the process of creating music and lyrics, and someone imposes a ready-made poems to music. Most authors prefer the third option as the most simple.
You will need
- A poem, a musical instrument, the recorder.
Choose poems that you would like to set it to music. The lyrics can be almost any poem, but those who tried to write music to the poems, probably noticed that some lyrics are made for songs, and some stubbornly refuse to lie down on the melody. This is speaking about those verses that were not originally written as song lyrics. The reason is quite simple – poetry is largely built on the laws of music, and some verses are more melodic and easy on rhythm, and some-less. In any case, you can choose the poem you like, some will have to suffer.
Read the poem from beginning to end several times. Perhaps after that you will immediately feel the desired tune, and if not, you at least feel the rhythm, mood, dynamics of text – music should be in harmony with the sound of the text "move" as well as "moving" text.
Ideally, if you own any musical instrument – guitar, piano, etc. It can be even African drums – unusual, but interesting. Try to take some chords, think about what key will the song. Sing the words of the poem, try to feel what melody would they came. Important point – keep a record of all your attempts on tape. Ringtones have one bad property – they can very quickly fly out of the head, and you will lose forever a good song.
If musical instruments you don't own, just try to hum the tune, be sure to attempt recording on tape.
A song can last five minutes, and can last for days, weeks and months. Be patient and do not stop until until the song doesn't get finished. After work you can ask someone of your friends or acquaintances to listen to your work and ask for help with arrangement and vocals.