June 15, 2020 | Brad B.
Have you ever wanted to make up your own theme song? Think of what matters most to you.
- What's your motto, your philosophy about life?
- What defines you as a person or as a family?
- What are you passionate about?
- What has made you the most happy or the most sad?
Write at least 5 things down. These are the themes that are important to you! Now, follow these instructions:
Start by writing a simple, rhyming poem with one of your themes. It doesn't have to be perfect. The most important thing is to be honest. If you've never written a poem before, or if you need help to make it sound good, try these:
Understanding Song Structure
That poem you made is basically a verse (or verses)! Write a bit more to get your chorus and bridge. There are many ways to make a song, but for your first one try this structure: Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus. No idea what those words mean? Watch these videos:
Now that you've got the lyrics, it's time to make the melody. You can sing your lyrics to what ever tune comes to your head. Or, try making music for it with one of these free programs.
For Teens and Adults
Make Music With An Instrument
Have you already got an instrument like a guitar or a piano? Here's some tips to get you started writing great melodies in no time:
Share Your Song
Practice singing your song while playing your music. It might take you several times to get it right. Then, share your song with a close friend or family member to brighten their day, or record your song for yourself to playback sometime in the future.
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