I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked “How in the world do you come up with a new song every day?” Here’s the short answer on how I pull that off.
Ideas. I have a database that includes over 600 titles. I can always find something interesting there to write. It saves time, so I rarely sit around for an extended time trying to figure out what to write. I come in prepared and that makes getting started easier.
Filling in the blanks. We take our outline and just begin to flesh it out with the actual lines of the song. Our goal is to say exactly what we said we would say in our outline – nothing more, nothing less. As we write, we mentally check what we are saying against what we intended to say in our outline. Unless we decide the new direction is better than the outline, we stick closely to the outline.
Melody and feel. As we go, we create a melody and feel that compliments what we want to say.
Re-Writing. After we finish writing, we generally step away from the song for a week or two and revisit it to re-write and make sure everything is the best it can be. I check to make sure that we stayed true to the “map” and that we said what we needed to say in a fresh, interesting way.
And that’s how I write a song!
Hangi Tavakoli is our in-house established and professional music producer with more than 15 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.