How to Write a Song If You Don't Play an Instrument

Guest post by Jeremy Raynolds. "Do you play any musical instruments? Are you interested in writing songs but not familiar with any type of music instruments? If yes, there are the good news for you. It is possible to write a song without the need of playing instruments."

Do you play any musical instruments? Are you interested in writing songs but not familiar with any type of music instruments? If yes, there are the good news for you. It is possible to write a song without the need of playing instruments. With certain essential tools and online resources, you can create tracks that go in line with your topics. We are going to discuss some of the ways of how to write a song if you do not play any music instrument.

1. Music creation websites and applications

There are several online music creation sites you can use for creating new lyrics and melody. Besides helping you to create the records, you can use these websites for sharing your music tracks. Some of these websites include the JamStudio.com and Ujam.com.

JamStudio.com is an incredible song creation site that is easy to use. On this website, you can find a drum groove or a guitar. Choose several chords and go ahead to write your songs.

Ujam.com, on the other hand, helps you to upload or record vocal melody. It also helps you to create the backing track for the recorded vocal melody. Those and many others applications online can help you to write a song. As soon as you learn how to use each of these apps, your songwriting abilities will improve greatly.  

2. Co-Write

I know you may be having friends who are good in playing instruments (guitar, piano, etc.). You can do what we refer to as co-writing. Collaborate with them. Write the songs and let them play the instruments for you. However, always choose partners or a band very carefully. You need only those people with whom you are comfortable to do your songwriting.

3. Karaoke Tracks

To write your lyrics and melody, you can buy a Karaoke Tracks recording. With this tool, you can write the melody as well as the lyrics to hit that song track you have. You can purchase the Karaoke tracks on Amazon or iTunes. You can choose www.Karaoke-Version.com. You should know that you can purchase this instrument player without the need of backing the vocals. Karaoke track is copyrighted in that you may not be able to apply it in pitching your song. However, it is full of fun when it comes to writing new songs. If needed, you can replace this kind of track with the demo production studio tracks.

4. The songwriter chords

In songwriting, it is critical that you learn about the six songwriter chords. They include Dm, Am, F, C, Em and G. You learn them when using a guitar or a piano. Using this six songwriter chords, you can write many songs on the electronic keyboard or the guitar. The good thing with these chords is that you spend less effort. They are also time saving. Your valuable time is not wasted in reading notes.

5. Band-in-a-box

This is an amazing software solution for your music and songwriting needs. It is available for the Mac or the PC. Just select a particular style of a song. After selecting the song style, ask the BIAB to create a chord progression. The chord progression will be created based on the nature of instructions given. Likewise, you can enter your several chords. Creation of chord progression makes it easy to play guitar, a piano, any other string instruments, a bass, and the drums. In the case there are parts you do not want, you can mute them. For it to be fun, use the BIAB to write few bars of lyrics or a melody line. Be creative with it. Even though BIAB is rather expensive, it still is an incredible resource. Remember, when using BIAB, you do not have to purchase the other version. If you are not familiar with this tool, start with the basic version. Then, check the styles available and choose those you need to buy the most.

All the tools, apps, and websites highlighted above have been tested and found to be quite useful. Now you know how to write a song if you do not play any instrument. Your talent is worth it and therefore build your confidence today in songwriting.

Jeremy Raynolds
About the Author
Jeremy Raynolds

Jeremy Raynolds is a blogger and freelance writer for EduZaurus. His lifestyle credo is "Without music, life would be a mistake". 

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