Songwriting Tips

Music Mentoring™ Song Tips

How To Get Started in Songwriting

One way to get started is to take a favorite song of yours, keep the tune and work on changing the words. You may want to use our doodle away section to help you sketch some ideas down.

A good way to approach songwriting is to develop four lines of lyric on a topic, (every second line should rhyme and of course it all has to have some sense to it). The topic should relate to business in way that it talks to your future, your career, what you want to do with your life.

Writing a whole song may seem like an overwhelming task. As kids submit lyric and we have 12-16 lines of lyric (Maybe more, maybe less) we can compile them in order, assign one of the most specific verses as a chorus, which would be repeated 2-3 times in the song. Often the repeated concept or “Hook line” is the one used for the title. This is a basic song writing structure that we are planning to use with our professional songwriter.

Check out our “Character Building” section to give some ideas for areas to explore.

We tried to help you by putting some words on paper to began the process of working and re-working it. These are basic ideas. At some point we expect to have songs.

One way to get started is to take a favorite song, keep the tune and work on changing the words.

Remember you can help us write songs by sending us questions about business, career and your future, and we will try and give you the answers through music.

Sources of Ideas for Lyrics

  • Our “Resources” has a lot of good tools that can be included in the song.
  • Our Character Building has excellent ideas for songs.,
  • Our anecdotes also has great lines to consider,
  • You may want to doodle away to some words for your song,
  • Throughout our website there lots of ideas,
  • Through the questions you have about business and your future,
  • Through the experiences you have had in business,
  • Through the answers or opinions you have on business

Here are some very rough ideas:

    • Teaching kids business is about helping kids prepare for the future
    • When I grow up what can I be…
    • Follow your dreams and see where they take you….
    • Find the right fit for you that matches your passion and your talents…
    • You have many years to figure it out, but it helps to start now…
    • Explore the many possibilities that await you…
    • Gain experience…
    • Think about your career and ask questions…
    • Kids like to experiment, so try a little business…

Fast forward to a few years latter,

You’re not expected to know what you want to be—-, you can be whatever you want to be—-

Dreaming will help you discover your future.

Create your resume, and make it grow—-, show everyone what you can do—do the things that you want to do, and be the person you want to know.

Feel good about yourself – value who you are —- you are the one who is going to make it all happen.

It’s ok to make mistakes along the way, just make sure you learn from them, you will fail before you succeed so don’t ever give up.

You don’t have to have all the answers, and you never will.

Use your imagination, it is more important than knowledge and imagination will take you a long way.

Create the right fit for you, one that connects your passion and talents. Make sure you don’t take a job just for the money.

There are lots of tools to help you figure out your future and help you along the way, check them out, don’t block them out

It is important to be a kid, don’t rush to grow-up, don’t take too much responsibility at such a young age, enjoy these years before they rush by.

Explore good character, you will know it when you see it, try and live it and spread it, wear it like your clothes and sing it like your favorite song, it will attract the right friends for you.

Find a mentor to help you with your plan, there are lots of people that have taken these steps before you, just ask about the steps you need to get there.

You might think that business skills are not for you, they are nothing like video games but the sooner you discover them, the sooner you separate yourself from the rest of the pack.

Live the life you have imagined, develop your dreams through experimenting with the good choices not the bad ones.

Life is a game, your career is just one of the many games, figure out the rules and a plan to give yourself a chance of winning.

I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed,

But I have lots of ideas in my head.

Like what you are.

I’ve got it together. I’ve figured it out.

In my life…

Have faith in yourself

There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Give it all you’ve got.

Have the will to carry on

I’m lost and I’m not sure which way to go

Learn to play the game

Business is nothing but a game

You’ve got a place in life, you just have to find you place

Help me out here

I don’t get it

Just give me the answers

Don’t answer a question with a question

Life is a roller coaster, you just have to ride it

You get out of it what you put into it.

I just want to pull you in the right direction, I just want to make a connection

I’m more then a pretty face