#1
How do you go about writing happier songs on the guitar? Everything I do is more on the sad side and if I write something happy it'll sound very generic or use the normal G C F D etc. So how do you write happy without being boring?
#2
try doing a faster tempo, I find a lot of beginner song writers will stick to the same tempo for everything they write
it also helps using major chords
learn how I ii iii IV V vi vii works, it will help you create chord progressions

Just for practice take a happy songs progression, and try writing your own melody to it. It's not stealing because many songs use the same chord progressions. Maybe even play it in a different way. Hope that helps!
#3
sad melodies often use semitones. try to avoid them. As JOE_DESTROYER said, a faster tempo is useful. theres no recipe for happy songs, sometimes i write sad, and sometimes happy ones, but more sad ones, so i think writing happy songs is more difficult. my advice: just hang on. if you gain experience, you will write good happy songs, just be patient!
practice, practice, practice
#5
Quote by EpicFailCookie
sad melodies often use semitones. try to avoid them. As JOE_DESTROYER said, a faster tempo is useful. theres no recipe for happy songs, sometimes i write sad, and sometimes happy ones, but more sad ones, so i think writing happy songs is more difficult. my advice: just hang on. if you gain experience, you will write good happy songs, just be patient!
practice, practice, practice


Quote by AsharakWize
Here are some general, beggining tips:

1) Try faster tempo;
2) Use "slap moderato" rhythm;
3) Put a capo around 3, 4. fret, it will be pitched enough for happier songs;

Oh, and:

Slap moderato: DSU USU (where D=down, U=up, and S=slap)




I'm pretty sure this thread belongs in musician talk though, you'll get better advice there.
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