Anatomy of a Well Written Song by Carlton Richard
Well most beginner artists and producers know that a song has to have a beginning, middle, and end. A well written song also has a story outline that explains,what's taking place. For example a love ballard usually is about one person who's madly in love with another person that may or maynot feel the same about them. This could be considered the topic. Now that we have established the topic, let's establish the main action in the story outline. For example in the love ballad the man sings crying out to his girl friend who just recently dediced to end their relationship.He responds by singing to her in the rain (corny but stay with me) the main action would be him singing to win her heart back. As a result of the main action she will either stay or continue to crush his poor little heart. Which brings us to the ending action, if she stays then the end will be happy and they will hold hands walking together in the park,it will stop raining and the sun will shine brightly. If she still does want him , then he will be struck by lighting as he walk away. So what does all this mean? It's merely a suggestion to write out the story line,first instead of going full speed ahead into a song, this well help your writing skills by keeping your words flowing, telling a story and establishing a beginning, middle and end that the listeners can follow.