I’ve been songwriting for years before I started teaching songwriting. The more I have tried to teach, the more I realize that I can only teach what I’ve learned, so I’m continually studying and trying to learn and improve myself. Whether you are trying to write songs for the commercial market or are just writing songs for your own pleasure, here are some things that I think make a song “better”.
2. Your song makes a connection with people. It somehow connects to people’s hearts and minds. If the listener “buys in” to your song, then it’s a better song than one that people don’t connect to. I had seen many writers’ saying "I only write for my heart". If you belong to that group, then there is no need to even read this article!! But if you are reading this, it means you're writing for more than just yourself. Then why not to make your songs better by writing something that everyone (or at least a majority) can feel connected to?
4. Your song gets stuck in people’s heads. Songs that are better songs stay with us. The combination of words, rhyme, melody and rhythm gets in our brains and won’t leave. That’s a better song than one you can’t remember! Check your songs out. Sometimes a small re-write addressing one or more of those issues can make all the difference in the world
Hangi Tavakoli is our in-house established and professional music producer with more than 14 years of experience in music production, mix and mastering, recording engineering, live sound designing/engineering, lyrics writing and music arrangement. He has produced more than 800 and written more than 2000 published songs to-date, including some major hits in international scale.Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.