How to Write a Song With Simple Poetry Knowlege

This lesson with teach you how you can write a song with just a little bit of knowledge for poetry. With enough practice you will be able to write about any style of music even rap.

How to Write a Song With Simple Poetry Knowlege
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This lesson with teach you how you can write a song with just a little bit of knowledge for poetry. With enough practice you will be able to write about any style of music even rap.

Part One: Making a Chorus

First you need to be able to write poetry in a simple ABAB format. That means that the fist line rhymes with the third line and the second line rhymes with the last line. Here is an example below.

"I can't believe what I have become,
With a guitar and a hum,
I once even played my drum,
For a poor old bum."

Keep practicing this simple ABAB format because it will really come in handy when writing songs. This ABAB format is great for the chorus of the song. But on the chorus change up what rhymes with the AB on the second part so it wont be bland. Here is an example below.

"I can't believe what I have become,
With a guitar and a hum,
I once even played my drum,
For a poor old bum.

I can't believe what I have become,
With a guitar and a hum,
I am far from scum,
But who wants rum."

Normally you would repeat the chorus about two times.

Part Two: Crafting an Intro

The intro doesn't have to have words but I am going to show you how to make a worded one. Remember make it have something to do with your intro. For this Intro we are going too free verse it. This style will take a lot of practice to get good at though. Here is an example..

"Some people haven't become anything in life,
But if you ask me all you do is something right,
And you will become something in life,
With the right type of things It will bring light."

In free verse for a song you need a couple of the lines need to rhyme or have a good flow.

Part Three: Making It a Story

Your song needs to be a song about something you care about. And It needs to include crafty words. I know this is an overused expression but put soul into it. A bad break up? Write a song. Got in a fight? Write a song. You want your friend Jessie's girl? Write a song about it. Had a good hotel experience in California? You know the drill.

Part Four: Format

You can make the format any way you want. But it should always start out as an intro then a chorus then put the rest however you like here is my example.

"Some people haven't become anything in life,
But if you ask me all you do is something right,
And you will become something in life,
With the right type of things It will bring light.

I can't believe what I have become,
With a guitar and a hum,
I once even played my drum,
For a poor old bum.

I can't believe what I have become,
With a guitar and a hum,
I am far from scum,
But who wants rum.

I can't believe what I have become,
With a guitar and a hum,
I once even played my drum,
For a poor old bum.

I can't believe what I have become,
With a guitar and a hum,
I am far from scum,
But who wants rum.

Some people haven't become anything in life,
But if you ask me all you do is something right,
And you will become something in life,
With the right type of things It will bring light."

That's the end of this lesson. Could you show me your song in the comments?

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    crsolo
    BluesMichael, Um, if you don't mind me asking, how old are you? I thought your instruction was a bit elementary. I was hoping for more. Perhaps you can try again? Good effort anyway. Crsolo