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Welcome to the comedy relief portion of GuitarLessons.com. In this lesson we are going to take a look at how to write a love song. I’m not the greatest with words but I will give you a few writing tricks that I have come across throughout the years.
Emotions are a great source of inspiration whether they are sad or happy. They can give you some good motivation and material for writing songs. In the example in this lesson my girl broke up with me so I just wrote down everything I felt for two or three days. That’s where the lyrics in this song came from. Even thought they were a bit sappy they got the idea across.
Try to be aware of your day-to-day experiences and use them to come up with content for songs. The next time something good or bad happens to you just jot down how you feel and see what happens.
I got the music for this song going from kind of ripping off the feel from a random song that I had heard somewhere. I just used the basic feel of that song and changed the chords to a progression that I had come up with. The music doesn’t have to be complex especially if you want your audience to focus on the lyrics. Sometimes the best songs just have a few chords with some basic strumming.
Try to take some experience in your life and put it to music. You might be surprised with what you can come up with.