Writing Music

I have written music before, or at least lyrics. Being a music artist has always been a dream of mine ever since I was a child. Growing up in the streets of New York, rapping was the cool thing to do, and so that was what I wanted to be. I remember even after living there and moving back to California still writing lyrics. I wish I had kept going, who knows, I may have made something of myself.

And when I was around 18-19, I decided to write a song everyday. I did that, and it was a very fun experience. And now today, at the age of 21, I am writing music again. Here is what I have learned so far.

-Write what you know-

If you are not rich, if you are not anything, do not write as though you are. If there is a particular subject that you want to write about, but you have no experience with, then that is the perspective in which you should write from. You can be creative and try to relate to the subject in different ways, and that can make for even better music, but writing lyrics about things you have no experience with will only make for bad music. Look at rap music. At the beginning the Gangster rappers that were actual gangsters, their music changed the game. But after gangster rap blew up, people that were never gangsters, but wannabes, they began to rap about a life that they never knew, and today, you have some of the worst music ever made.

-Writing Music is a Muscle-

Writing lyrics is something that you can train yourself to be good at. We all are fans of an artist that release music at a prolific level. You just have to hold yourself to that standard. If you tell yourself that you have to write a song everyday, then you will find yourself growing that muscle constantly, because of the amount of stress that you put onto it on a constant level.

IF there is anything that you want to do, and if its big, like being a famous rockstar, rapper, entrepreneur. Start small, then build up.

It’s that simple,

-Sam

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