Musician!!! Check out for the 5 Important things you must consider before composing a song. After following this guide, you will always have positive outcomes each time you drop a track.
Composing a song is like cooking your eatery’s meal which must taste good in other to draw more customers’ attention. Therefore, the chef needs to go through some basics, step and fetch for necessary tips needed for the process.
Furthermore, She needs to know what her customers want. Their taste and their usual orders. By having this knowledge, she will be able to satisfy them and keep them patronizing.
In other words, an artist most especially upcoming artists needs to follow some guidelines to born a perfect result for listeners.
Composing a song is not that simple like most upcoming artists treat it nowadays. As an upcoming artist, you should not only rely on the fact that you are talented and really good enough. Yes! That’s true and I agree. But trust me, if you resist considering a few or more guides, you might find yourself falling-out in the future.
In this article, I will be sharing with you 5 IMPORTANT THINGS YOU MUST CONSIDER BEFORE COMPOSING A SONG. Are you about to drop a new song? Either now or later and you desperately want it to be a hit song which can also be referred to as jam. Then you are on the right page.
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5 Important Things You Must Consider Before Composing A Song
1. Know Your Fans’ Taste
Firstly, let me briefly dive into the music industry in Nigeria today. Every famous artist is cherished by fans because of their patterns and styles. And that particular artist knowing what fans cherished about him, will make him keep serving such style or vibes.
Countless superstars are their today who are not good but their unique and different styles boosted them. At times, you will listen to a track and wonder how the artist became famous.
For instance, when Small Doctor, a Nigerian street sensation singer came, most people were like “guy, go and sit‘. And to be candid, Small Doctor‘s style wasn’t that impressive. However, his pattern was totally different from any other artiste we have been listening to before then. Then we can say this dude knew what his fans and lover wanted, then kept throwing the same thing.
Try to understand what your fans cherished about you and keep it up. That’s the exact thing I am referring to your “Fans Taste“. But come to think of it, how can you find out your fans’ taste.
How Do I Know My Fans’ Taste?
Well, it’s simple,
check out for your most-streamed tracks:
Go through people’s feedback and social media comments about your tracks and see which one received positive commendations the most. Then that’s what your fans want. It’s their taste.
And in case you haven’t released a song before, No problem, you only need to gain attention by dropping freestyles on social media.
Update your followers for upcoming freestyle and examine their reactions. You might be advised by some to do a part 2 or track of one of your freestyles. That’s it!
In a nutshell, the exact angle of your works that gained people’s attention the most is what you should consider as your fan’s taste. After knowing your fan’s taste, create the song you are thinking of or already composing with the same style, language, and genre.
2. The first 30 Seconds
Believe me when I say: “the first 30 seconds of your track is the biggest chance to get listener attention“.
When the introduction of a song isn’t impressive, that’s where a listener will start losing interest. Then if the first few moments spent in it isn’t dope as well, there is 91 percent assurance your listeners will stop it immediately.
But imagine a song which it’s the introduction is already flabbergasting and the followed seconds are dope too, the listeners will have no choice than to settle and inhale your lyrics.
So if that’s what you want too; I mean you want your fans or newest listeners to wait until you pass the message in your track till the end, then consider the first 30 seconds as an important part.
Make sure the first lines your pronounce are attractive. Your first 30 seconds and further sentences should be sharp and well-cooked.
Consider it important before composing a song and you will see your track listeners increase rapidly.
3. Get A Beat And Study It Repeatedly
Studying the provided or available beat from A to Z repeatedly is highly important before composing a song. Unfortunately in this area, many upcoming artistes have become a victim of losing massive fans attention has a result of being unaware.
Commonly, most artists just compose a song’s ‘intro‘, ‘chorus‘, ‘verses‘, then ‘the end‘ and then record it since the beat flows along with the song.
It’s so sad that the majority don’t consider the beat as a necessary part before composing a song to it. They will say: In as much the beat class is similar to what they want to render on it, then the deed is done. For instance, ‘my producer gave me highlife, then let me just compose highlife‘ and that’s all.
That’s totally wrong, and it might permit criticisms penetrating from an unexpected angle. You need to sit down and examine the beat from its genesis to revelation.
Most times beats tune switches, migrates from one flow to another. Some other melodic keyboards might be added in some areas. It can include voices that you need to relate with either take it as a response to your call or follow it with something suitable.
In short, You importantly need to consider all this on your beat before composing a song to it. Sit down with patience and listen to the beat several times before making a move. Understand where it’s falls and rise. With this, you will bear a flabbergasting result on it.
But in case you’ve composed the song completely before visiting the studio. Then you need to discuss with your producer how you want the beat.
4. Focus On Your Title
Before dropping your inspirations down on your music note, have it in mind that the song’s title is the reason for its birth.
Sometimes I laugh 😂 and nod my head when listening to upcoming delivering something different to the song’s title In its verse lines. However, the song’s chorus might be similar to the title, but the verses won’t be.
To illustrate, a song titled “I Love You“, was about someone expressing his feelings towards his lover. The chorus was truly talking about love and repeating the phrase ‘I Love You‘, ‘I Love You‘. Then eventually landed on the verse and you heard:
“Baby They Say Bitter Leaf Is BITTER”
“But Wait, Lemme Ask Mr. PETER” …
You’ll be like… “No, please visit a HOSPITAL” lol 😊
The truth is, most upcoming artists compose their songs for the sake of Rhymes. They focus on the last syllable of a line to sound similar. This mistake is most common among hip-hop rappers.
Honestly, if you want your listeners to make you one of their favorites, you need to emphasize the track’s title. This is definitely because someone who was just scrolling on a music website or platform and then came across your song might consider downloading because of its attractive title.
It’s going to be disappointing when he listened to the song and heard you saying something different from what he expected. That’s just like buying a cookie which had a label of “Cheese Balls” on it then you found a “Raw Beans” on opening it.
The advice here is, if you want to sing about love, let the body, soul, and spirit be sanctified with love lyrics. It’s might also be; a prayerful song, money bragging and so on. The point is, let your track be plain and lets the song’s purpose be clear.
If you don’t stop focusing on rhymes instead of title, you won’t be surprised your fans will divert to your competition who doesn’t Rhyme but has reasonable lyrics.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t say do not rhyme is wrong. I said rhyming without focusing on the song’s purpose which is title is wrong and it will fail you.
You are still upcoming and you know what it takes to be a star. Especially in Nigeria, you will almost beg and cry to just be heard. So If you can’t afford to waste all your time in the studio, you need to sit, meditate before dishing out your talents.
5. Remember And Accept Your Mistakes On Initial Tracks
well, I can say this point covers it all. The three earlier mentioned points contain common mistakes upcoming artists make. If you belong to any groups of the mistakes mentioned, just start making amendments today.
Remembering your mistakes also helps you on the journey to stardom cause you have to fall to rise. So no one is blaming you for making mistakes.
But importantly you should accept its wrong and vow not to repeat it. Realize and accept it was a mistake. I assure you, it’s solved.
Just like a mad man who accepts he is mad. The moment he realizes that he is mentally incomplete, the moment he is healed. Simple!
By remembering and accepting those mistakes you made on your initial tracks will help you not to do the same again.
But another problem is, some upcoming artists won’t accept their mistakes and carelessly, they make the same mistakes again. What happens as a result of pride. That’s when they think like; “my talent is natural no one should teach”.
Just imagine what I said earlier, “forgetting the title and focusing on rhymes“. If you tell some upcoming artists, they might commend you to be envying their gift. With the little experience I have, I can define an upcoming artist who will remain upcoming forever. There is no reason to envy you since I am one of those you want to entertain.
In conclusion, they say ‘experience is the best teacher’. If you don’t want to be telling stories that you had been an upcoming artist for the past 10 years now, learn from your mistakes.
Sometimes shades thrown by your competitions are worth considering the truth. Maybe they told you one of your lines is Wack. Don’t always ignore it because they are your competitors.
Besides, Someone might comment on your social media post rudely saying your song chorus or one part is wack. Don’t react too bad or mad. Try considering it’s true and do not repeat the same mistake.
This article’s credit goes to Petrelli from Mp3Boost.com
I will like to remind you, you aren’t the only upcoming artist in Nigeria or globally. Millions of upcoming artists are out there hungry for fame.
Do not ignore or snob any reasonable advice given to you. Mind you, not all advice worth considering. You need to be sensitive to yourself personally.
Heavy researches including reaching out to experienced artistes were made before publishing this article. So it’s will serve you well if you take it to action.
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