Writing a love song is a great way to show how much another person means to you. When you start working on a love song, think about how the person makes you feel and use these feelings to write your lyrics. Once you have come up with your lyrics, all you need to do is tune them to music and you are ready to share it with your loved ones!
[[[[Edit]Write lyrics to your song
- Outline the verses, the chorus and bridge to your song. Many songs, especially love songs, follow a very similar pattern that contains 2-3 verses, 2-3 choruses and a bridge. Write the following structure on a piece of paper for a basic love song: Verse 1
- Verses usually consist of 4-6 long lines or 8-10 short lines.
- The cows are usually 4-6 rows long.
- The bridge to a song is usually a two-line section between the second chorus and the third verse or chorus.
- Choose a title for your song based on your loved one’s characteristics. Think about the person you are writing the song to and make a list of some of the things you really love about them. Then choose one of their features that you want to expand in your song and use it to influence your title. Keep your title between 1-4 words to make it easy.
- For example, if you want to write a song about how your loved ones are a happy presence in your life, you can title the song “Joy” or “Happiness.”
- Whatever you choose for your title, make sure the rest of your lyrics match the theme.
- Find out the lyrics to your chorus. Since your chorus is the most repetitive part of your song, try writing it before any other part of your song. Use simple words so that your song is captivating and easy to sing with. In your chorus, try to repeat the title of your song 2-3 times so that your loved one gets the song stuck in your head. Plan four lines of similes or metaphors to create images.
- For example, if you want to write a song called “Joy”, you can use a chorus like: Your joy is a wave that spreads over me and extends towards the end of the sea, your joy makes me feel at home, because with you I am never alone
- You can either make the first two lines a rhyme and the last 2 lines a different rhyme, or you can switch so that line 1 rhymes with line 3 and line 2 rhymes with line 4.
- Choose an alternate rhyme scheme for your verses. Verses are what tell the story throughout your song, so you can use them to expand how you feel about your loved ones. Use an ABAB rhyme scheme so that alternating lines end with the same sound. Choose a focus for each verse so that you do not repeat the same thing throughout the song.
- For example, you may have the first verse talking about the past with your loved one while the second verse talks about the present or the future.
- Try to include similarities or metaphors that are not clichés to express how your loved one makes you feel.
- You do not need to include a third verse in your song if you do not want to.
- Make the lines in your bridge with each other. Your bridge gives the listener a break from the chorus and verses. Keep talking about your theme under the bridge in a way that you have not touched on yet.
- If you walk from your bridge directly into your choir, finish it with a line that flows well into the choir. For example, you can sing, “And when I’m with you, I feel …“To move to the choir,”Your joy …”
- If you want a longer bridge, repeat the two lines you wrote.
[[[[Edit]Select chords and melodies
- Select chords on a main key to make your song happy. Choose a set with at least four chords to use in your love song. During each section of your song, play through the four chords in a different pattern. Make sure your chords are not smaller, as it will make your love song sound sad.
- For example, you can play CFGF during your verse, but in your chorus you can switch to AFCG.
- Try using E major, A major or B major for your love song as they have many happy tones.
- If you are not playing an instrument, ask a friend or partner to help you bring your song to life.
- Play extra notes over the chords to add more interest to your song. If you want to add extra pitches and melodies to your instrument, try playing notes in the chord or key you use in a different rhythm. Try a few different note patterns to see what fits best with the song and how it sounds with the chords you play.
- This is easily done on a piano, but can be more difficult to play on a guitar or other string instrument.
- Use the notes from the chords for your song melody. Look at the notes you play during your chord in the part of the song you are trying to sing. Match your voice to one of the notes you play so that your song is in line with the instrumental you are writing. As you work through your song, change the pitch of your voice so that your lyrics do not sound monotonous.
- Improve your voice to the note you are trying to hit. Play the note you want in your melody and warm up your voice by starting with a low note. Continue raising the pitch of your voice until you reach the pitch you want.
- Choose different rhythms for your song performance to keep your song interesting. If you keep the same singing pattern throughout your song, it may sound boring. Keep different syllables in your lyrics for longer and shorter periods of time to add different rhythms to your song.
- Follow the same rhythm pattern in each of your verses so that everyone who listens can easily distinguish the parts of the song.
[[[[Edit]Share your song
- Show your song to another person for feedback. Before deciding on the song you have written, show a friend or someone close to you to see what they think of it. Ask for some specific parts like the likes or dislikes or texts that should be changed. Stay open to criticism so you can present the best song to your loved ones.
- Only make the changes you think are necessary. If your friend makes a suggestion but it goes against what your heart tells you, do not follow advice.
- Record your song on a computer if you have a recording program. Set up a microphone so you can easily play your song on a computer. Use the microphone to record the instrument first and record the song. When the song is finished, you can adjust different volumes and export the sound to share online.
- Do not record your instrument and song at the same time as it will be more difficult to make adjustments.
- Use freeware like Audacity or Garageband for Mac to record your song.
- Perform your song live for your loved one if you can. Try to find an opportunity to play your song for the person you wrote it for. Try looking for open microphone nights at local cafes if you want to play it in public, or just sit at home and play it for them if you want a more personal moment.
- Be sure to practice your song before playing in front of other people as you may feel a little nervous.
- Listen to popular love songs on the radio or a music streaming service to get an idea of the type of chords and lyrics you should use.
- Practice playing your song several times before showing it to your loved ones.
- Do not worry if your song is not perfect when you play it for your loved one. They will still appreciate the time and effort you have gone through.
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