If music is your passion and you want to create music of your own, then this article will give you six tips that will help you do just that. You can take these tips and apply them to whatever music creation software or instrument you have access to, whether it’s GarageBand on a Mac computer or a synthesizer app for iOS devices. If music has always been something you dreamed about doing but never thought possible, read on!
Research the type of music you want to create
You might be a musician, music producer, or sound engineer and not know what type of music you want to create. If this is the case, it can help you to research music styles that interest you in order to narrow down your options.
If you are a newbie music creator, music production software like GarageBand is an excellent place to start. It’s incredibly easy to use, and the interface will lead you through every step of music creation. If you are interested in creating music for film or video games, then most likely your best bet would be a DAW (digital audio workstation) such as Pro Tools on either macOS or Windows operating systems.
But before any action, firstly explore the music genre you want to create music for and then decide on the type of music production software.
Music can be a passion or a hobby, but either way, it is important that you know what music style you like before commencing any music-making exercises.
If working as part of a team (a studio), Pro Tools would likely be used instead, given its collaborative music-making capabilities.
Keep music creation always in your mind, and never give up on what you love to do!
Find a good beat and melody that go well together
Once you have chosen the music style or type of music that you want to create, it is important that both your melody and beat complement each other.
For example, if you are creating a music track for a club scene in an action film, then most likely, the beat will need to be fast-paced, whereas if this music accompanies dialogue between two actors, then there would be no need for any additional instrumentation (non-vocal accompaniment). The blog titled “Lydian Mode – How To Make Great Music With It” will help you get more sense of the creative process. You can also find good beats on YouTube or SoundCloud by following artist channels such as “Chillhop,” which produces smooth instrumental music with relaxed tempos perfect for studying or writing essays!
If drumming isn’t really your thing, but instead you prefer playing trombone – don’t worry! One music-making app that is perfect for those who are less music inclined is Music Maker Jam.
This free music creation software doesn’t require any drumming skills and instead provides you with a variety of instrumental tracks to choose from, which means there’s something for everyone!
Create your own lyrics
The music has been selected, the beat and melody have complimented each other beautifully – now it’s time to think about lyrics! If you are creating music for a film or video game, then your first step might be employing a lyricist.
For those who want more of an individual challenge, choose which words will accompany your music track based on how this particular song would fit into whatever scene is being created (e.g., if the music accompanies dialogue between two people, then there would need to be both vocals and instrumental accompaniment).
If you do not know what type of words should go with your music track, try searching YouTube channels that create “acapella” (music without any accompanying instrumentation) because they often include vocal music tutorials.
Now you have music, a beat and melody that go well together, and lyrics to accompany your music. Congratulations! You are now officially a music creator 🙂
Play with different instruments until you find one or two that fit best with your song
Finally, it’s time to play music.
If you have a guitar and are looking for accompaniment, then the first thing to do is try playing different chords (notes) in order to find two that work best together. Once these chords have been found, your next step will be finding beats that compliment them. This may take some practice, so don’t get frustrated if nothing seems right! If you’re not sure about what chords would sound good with other instruments, then there’s an app called Chordify which can help by providing instrumental music tracks of any chord or melody inputted into the software.
Use sounds from nature to give your song an extra boost of creativity
Lastly, music creation might benefit from some inspiration. You can find these by recording sounds in nature, such as waves crashing against a shoreline or birds singing in the morning and then playing them on repeat while writing music. This will help generate creative ideas for music that could be used to accompany any scene! Nature can be music’s muse, so explore the world around you to find inspiration for your next masterpiece.
Record yourself singing, playing piano, or any other instrument
Your first test is on the way. Record yourself singing, playing piano, or any other instrument. It can be a guitar, violin, drum set…anything that makes music!
- Record the video of yourself singing in your room with no one else around
- Share it on social media with your friends and family
- See what their feedback is on the music video.
This can help you to break the ice and get an honest opinion on your music.
In the first couple of performances, you must acknowledge all of the mistakes in order to improve your skills in the future.
When it comes to the creative process, there are no hard and fast rules. But that doesn’t mean you can just wing your way through songwriting either! To help you get started with creating a music masterpiece of your own, we have put together these six helpful tips for how to create original songs without having any musical training whatsoever. When people hear music they like, their mood changes for the better! If your song does nothing more than putting a smile on someone’s face, then it has succeeded as a piece of art.
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