There are certain guidelines that can be followed to help the work-flow and creation of new songs. These guidelines are there to help you when you write a new song. They are not rules and do not have to be followed, but they have helped me greatly by speeding up my writing process and keeping my ideas on the focus of the song. In this article I will be exploring these fundamentals and discussing how they can help you with your creative process when writing a new song.
The first and most important fundamental is choosing a topic. Choosing a topic will guide the song writing process in numerous ways. For instance, lets say I am writing a song about a past relationship. How I feel about the topic will help me decide on choosing a genre. Perhaps I am sad that the relationship did not work out and want to write a slow and emotional song, or perhaps I am angry and want to express my anger in a fast and aggressive song.