How to write a great song
I was looking for a topic to blog on ; so I went to my trusty friend Facebook to solicit ideas. Someone said," write a blog on how to write a great song". I found the question very stimulating, as well as exhausting. How do you write a great song? This is not a rhetorical question, I'm asking you, how do you write a great song. I'm not sure if I even know what a great song is. I do know what an awful song is; I think?
I can tell you how to write a song, I teach that everyday. I have worked with new songwriters that have gone on to write a number of hits. I bet you none of them could tell you how to write a great song. However, I do think great songs come out of passion and experience, and when you express your ideas clearly great things can, and do come out of it.
Don't strive to write a great song. Strive to write an honest song, and great things can happen. If your striving to write hits, your striving for the wrong thing. If your striving to touch hearts, your heading in the right direction for great things to occur.
So my advice is; be honest, not contrived, learn your craft, and write , write write. My name is Grady and I approve this message.