I’ve got a great little series on the basics of songwriting and writing music–this series comes courtesy of Zosia who has actually had a hit song that was featured on MTV’s ‘The Hills’ (It’s here: Episode 77 – scroll down to where it says ‘Music played in this episode:’ and you’ll see her).
I really love the creative process that she uses and, more importantly, that she actually takes you through her own creative process step-by-step so that you can
|see how she does it. I do have to say that, although it’s not necessarily required (hey, there are famous artists who can’t even read sheet music!), you should really learn some basic music theory including how to read sheet music. You don’t need to be able to do this, you|
don’t even need to be able to play an instrument, and even if you want to do these things it’s still best to just dive right in, right now, and go for it! Let’s do it:
How to Write Awesome Music Part 1
How to Write Awesome Music Part 2
Additional Resources and Further Learning
This is THE best resource I’ve found online for budding songwriters, definitely check this out!
Mahalo’s got a really good article on how to write a song, absolutely worth reading.
If you want to learn how to read sheet music in an evening, howtodothings.com has this really good yet basic article on how to read sheet music.