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Tips For Writing Original Songs For TV

The process of creating music for movies and television shows can be difficult. There seems to be a misconception that it’s hard to find work in TV and film if you’re not in some sort of “inside circle.” However, this isn’t always the case. Although there is no magic formula for Hollywood success, there are a few suggestions to improve your chances of placement when submitting your music for a project for the first time.

Where to start writing your song

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Oftentimes, the hardest part of writing a song is getting started. Some people believe that developing your song’s main melody or central chorus is the best way to start writing your next track. You can structure the remainder of your music around your hook or key chord progression. But don’t panic if you have trouble coming up with the ideal melody right away; this approach isn’t suitable for everyone.


Not every songwriter should begin with their song’s major riff or hook. Others will write the words first and worry about the tune afterward, while some like to start at the beginning of their track by composing a great opening that organically leads them into the rest of the song. When it comes to creating a brand-new song, there are no rules. Your beginning point will depend on the author, the music, and the source of inspiration.

Express mood & energy

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From soaring love themes to the heightened tension of a fast-paced action cue, filmmakers have employed instrumental music to convey emotion, energy, and atmosphere to the audience. Songs are now being employed to take the place of some of that instrumental music as their popularity among viewers has grown. Like an instrumental cue, one that combines melody, chords, speed, and rhythm to generate a specific mood or energy level is a song that works well for film and television.


You are already utilizing tempo and rhythm to convey energy or emotion if you have composed an upbeat song about a crazy party or a melancholy song about lost love. This is something that many songwriters naturally accomplish, but you can develop this skill for the film and television business, making your music even more expressive and applicable. You can choose a pace and rhythm that physically communicates the energy level you want, just like a film composer, and then support it with chords, melody, and lyrics.

Keep it simple and build on it

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It’s a great method to speed up the songwriting process and figure out the framework of your song to keep your track as straightforward as you can initially. Many intricate songs by five or six-piece bands began as a few strummed chords on an acoustic guitar. Drums, strings, brass, or any other extra instruments can be added after the song’s basic structure has been established. Avoid overcomplicating your track from the outset in order to make things more difficult for yourself.

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