How To Become A Singer Songwriter?
We all know singer is a person who sings professionally and songwriter is the one who composes songs. Well, in addition songwriter is a person who writes the lyrics, melodies and chord progressions for songs, typically for a popular music genre such as pop music or country music.
A songwriter can also be called a composer, although the latter term tends to be mainly used for individuals from the classical music genre. We can say singer-songwriter as a distinct person, rather artistry associated with the tradition of folk-acoustic.
Singer- songwriters are multi crafted who perform all the roles –a composer, an instrumentalist, a lyricist, a vocalist and even the all in one manager. They are very creative in writing the lyrics; they give more emphasis on the lyrics of the song while singing will be their secondary importance.
What Makes You A Better Songwriter?
There are a number of things that can be done to improve the performance and songwriting skill. As we start writing initially we feel convinced that the song we wrote is million dollars’ worth. However, we get to realize that it’s not a cakewalk to become one.
Let’s see what takes you to get there
Identify The Extent Of Your Skill
Collect a wide range of songs and keys and practice singing regularly to give your voice a proper workout. Lucky if you can afford an excellent singing teacher, this will be a sure way to improve your singing ability and to learn about the extent of your skill.
An Instrument To Accompany Your Voice
Learn and play any instrument like piano or guitar. Many singer/songwriters play dual role by writing and setting the melody on preferably acoustic guitar. This can accompany your voice and offer more value.
Basic Stage Skills
You have spent all your heart and soul on composing, tuning, melody and learnt to play guitar or piano but, but if you are too nervous to perform, that is THE END. So do not lose your sparkle on the stage but overcome the fear by learning basic stage skills and shine as a star.
Before you start the study about specifications, think what is that you wish to write about. Learn to gather most of the information about it, both the positives and negatives.
Study thoroughly and try to express your knowledge and emotions towards it and then transform them into your words or compositions. As you write regularly, you get used to writing thoroughly.
Be inspired with the nature around you, travel to different places, leaving your comfort zone. Be inspired by the nature and situations around you. Try to focus on new concepts and strike the real chord. Transform your emotions into lyrics. Think deep and express.
Match Your Singing Style
You might have your own personal singing style. Write the songs that best express your voice and emotions at that moment. Do not sound too overwhelming but realistic. Overtime, your music and emotional sense matures and take you to next level. Do not shadow other’s style. Just follow your style and listen to your heart.
Name and fame will not come overnight. So be persistent in achieving your dream. Write, write and write until you succeed. Practice more and more when you fail. Identify the loop holes and overcome them in the next write up. If you convince yourself as good songwriter in first few attempts then you are very unrealistic.
How To Get Better At Singing?
- Practice makes one perfect! The more you practice on singing, playing your instrument, and songwriting the better you get!
- Patience is a virtue; be it any task. Even for a singer songwriter too. Identify your style and improve more on it. If you imitate others it will certainly hit back hard.
- Confidence is the key. Do not allow others to impact you negatively. Keep trying and trying.
- Drink lots of water, it helps your singing voice.
- Review your work before taking it on to stage. Avoid over confidence.
Work Hard To Reach Your Goal
Songwriting too involves professional education, practice, determination, marketing and hard work.