Writing Indie Music

There’s something special about indie music. What is it, you may ask. Well, indie music has this quality of being incredibly contagious. The same can be said about the indie lifestyle as a whole, but for now, the focus shall be on indie music. What does it mean for indie music to be contagious? What this means, very simply, is that as you listen to it and fall in love with it more and more, you also feel the urge to try your hand at making your own music, too. (Yes, a lot like how your friends gushing about their latest online shopping find makes you want to score your own coupon codes on products, but that’s another story, isn’t it?)

If you’re feeling that urge right now, then you’re in luck. Here are some quick tips for writing your own indie song.


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Tips for Indie Song-Writing

musicThe first thing you need to do is to decide whether you’ll be a solo artist, or if you choose to be with a group of like-minded individuals and form a band. If you decide to be a solo artist, then it’s good to begin to shop online for some song composition apps or maybe you can get some for free. On the other hand, if you’re looking for band members, be sure you know what kind of band you intend to be – guitars-only, or with light percussions, or a full band with a complete drum set.

Next, it’s probably best to determine your percussion section first. Try to work out a good beat. If you’re using an app, then explore the many options that you have. If you’re working with a band, then allow each member to make suggestions. Given the available options, choose the beat that is most positive sounding and most uplifting.

Another thing you can try to do for song writing the indie way is to decide on a song theme. The theme will basically answer the question: what is the song all about? There are dozens upon dozens of possible song themes from which you can choose. The important thing, of course, is to choose one that you can deeply relate to, or at least one that every one in your band can pitch ideas on.