Welcome to our Music Diary page for Songwriting 

Make a note of these recommended activities in your Music Diary to help with your practice.  We'll be adding new activities regularly to keep you inspired. 

If you'd like to write your own songs you'll find be able to express your thoughts and feelings more exactly with some of the tips and techniques outlined below.

Activities

Five Steps to Writing Your Own Song

Five Steps to Writing Your Own Song

Part 1: Finding Inspiration

A series of five videos of helpful advice for anyone looking to start songwriting or develop their skills. This is part 1.

Five Steps to Writing Your Own Song

Five Steps to Writing Your Own Song

Part 2: Organising your ideas around a structure

A series of five videos of helpful advice for anyone looking to start songwriting or develop their skills. This is part 2.

Five Steps to Writing Your Own Song

Five Steps to Writing Your Own Song

Part 3: Choosing chords

A series of five videos of helpful advice for anyone looking to start songwriting or develop their skills. This is part 3.

Five Steps to Writing Your Own Song

Five Steps to Writing Your Own Song

Part 4: Setting words to chord pattern

A series of five videos of helpful advice for anyone looking to start songwriting or develop their skills. This is part 4.

Five Steps to Writing Your Own Song

Five Steps to Writing Your Own Song

Part 5: Composing your verse

A series of five videos of helpful advice for anyone looking to start songwriting or develop their skills. This is part 5.

Lyric Writing Extravaganza!

Lyric Writing Extravaganza!

Top tips for songwriting

Alternative Tunings

Alternative Tunings

Part 1

Got a guitar?  Check out our three videos on using alternate tunings to come up with your own compositions! This is part 1.

Alternative Tunings

Alternative Tunings

Part 2

Got a guitar?  Check out our three videos on using alternate tunings to come up with your own compositions! This is part 2.

Alternative Tunings

Alternative Tunings

Part 3

Got a guitar?  Check out our three videos on using alternate tunings to come up with your own compositions! This is part 3.