Many people often listen to some of the incredible bands we have around nowadays and to wonder how they created such great guitar music. Well, if you want to know how to write a successful guitar piece, you’ve come to the right place!
The first and probably most obvious step to writing your own guitar music is choosing a key to play in.
By choosing a key, you are also deciding on a range of vocals, making it a lot easier to write your piece.
For example, if you have a high tone of voice and you find the key you’ve chosen too low, then just simply move all the chords a semitone up at a time until you find the key you’re comfortable with. Explore your vocal range.
The second thing to decide on is the tempo of the music piece you want to write. By deciding the tempo, you can then continue on to choose your chords and then your lyrics to fit your growing piece of music.
You’ve already chosen your key and tempo for your piece. Now it’s time to choose your chords. For example, in the C key you’ll find the C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am and B chords. Experiment with these until you come up with something genius!
The last step is writing the lyrics. Many would say begin with the lyrics, but it is much harder to adapt a piece to lyrics as opposed to lyrics to a chosen piece. Especially since you have worked so hard to perfect your melody.
So, it is always best to finish with lyrics. Express yourself in every way possible and write what you feel, think and believe to come up with the most inspirational lyrics.