5 Songwriting Tips For DUMMIES

  • Published on Feb 25, 2014
  • Here are my 5 top tips when attempting to write a song
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Comments • 52

  • Made New
    Made New Month ago

    Awesome thanks

  • aarti wahi
    aarti wahi 11 months ago +1

    leave alll talk ur sooo cute😍😘😘😘😘😘

  • sneha reddy
    sneha reddy Year ago +1

    Love you Zack....

  • naazsheikh naazsheikh

    He is looking like a genius in
    this get-up 😄

  • Manisha Thakur
    Manisha Thakur Year ago +1

    Amazing zack

  • dimplechick143
    dimplechick143 Year ago +1

    This is extremely helpful! Thanks Zack for the tips!

  • Yash Jadhav
    Yash Jadhav Year ago +1

    great tips. I'll try those in my production.
    Can you make a tutorial about melody writing pls

  • everything creator
    everything creator 3 years ago +1

    Can you suggest the best music production software

  • sudhansu gupta
    sudhansu gupta 3 years ago


  • Seetal Nag
    Seetal Nag 3 years ago +2

    U know what I love the way u sing I simply love your voice

  • AV SunShine
    AV SunShine 3 years ago +1

    does anyone know what software he is using?

  • Umaimah Malik
    Umaimah Malik 3 years ago +1

    I love you Zack knight

  • Umaimah Malik
    Umaimah Malik 3 years ago +1

    you are so good

  • EA Beatz
    EA Beatz 3 years ago

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  • The Song Foundry
    The Song Foundry 3 years ago

    Some great tips! Great job.

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    My Next Guitar 3 years ago

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  • Mainak Deb
    Mainak Deb 3 years ago

    I just found my beat man, u r really talented.

  • Sai Gutala
    Sai Gutala 4 years ago

    That was fantastic- very helpful Thanks a lot!. But to start making the music for the song, what instruments do u think I need? Like speakers, mic, etc...?

  • Andrew Tufano
    Andrew Tufano 4 years ago +5

    This is super helpful! Thanks for posting this. I'm in the middle of writing 100 songs in 100 days on my channel and have a few tips of my own if anyone's interested. I’d love to hear anyone else’s personal tips as well.
    1. Don't give up on songs too early! In forcing myself to finish a song a day, I've had many songs that I would've trashed halfway through if I didn't set this deadline, and have been pleasantly surprised with all of them. Any finished song is infinitely better than a half finished song that was never finished.
    2. Set some constraints! The hardest essays have no prompts. Force yourself to include a certain word or phrase in your lyrics, common or uncommon. Force yourself to write a chorus with only 3 words. Force yourself to use a concept you heard in another song, or to finish a song in a day. Constraints require you to come up with ideas you would have never thought of otherwise and facilitate creativity.
    3. And some random "writer's block" tips: try moving things around (switch lines in the chorus, make the first verse the second verse); exercise and eat a small snack (5-10 minute walk and peanuts will do) and come right back to it; ask songwriter friends for advice and opinions, and ALWAYS return the favor!
    Let me know if you have any tips, and thanks again for this video!

  • zara musicia
    zara musicia 4 years ago +1

    soon will be doing a cover of looking for love cuz your such an good artist and a great role model!! this really helped me write a song all your and snap stories love u zack knight

  • Justen Harden
    Justen Harden 4 years ago +1

    Dope. Appreciate this vid, man! Killer voice too

  • neal biswas
    neal biswas 4 years ago +1

    what a voice you have! Kudos to you.

  • Drio Fernandes
    Drio Fernandes 4 years ago

    hi guys, let me know what do u think about my songs. please help me to improve. thanks

  • selena begum
    selena begum 4 years ago +5

    omg the quality of it is soo good
    zack u did an amazing job

  • Fahima Sultana
    Fahima Sultana 4 years ago

    you helped me soo much I actually wrote my own song thanks Zack I love you xxx

  • Sana Rafiq
    Sana Rafiq 4 years ago

    Just love your voice!

  • Jordan Anthony
    Jordan Anthony 4 years ago

    great tips. keep them coming, man!

  • Chris MC
    Chris MC 4 years ago

    very helpful.Good job man. Thanks a lot :)

  • Fulux Gaming
    Fulux Gaming 4 years ago

    zack how would you go about remaking a hindi song? @iamzackknight

  • Jess524
    Jess524 4 years ago

    Actually helped more than I thought it would! Thanks xx

  • Shany Khan
    Shany Khan 4 years ago +1

    They are some brilliant tips i used to try to make it rythmic throughout the songs ive tried writing but just never sounded right to me but i should write it like id say it
    Big up to zack lovin your tunes

  • Aleena H
    Aleena H 4 years ago +5

    I don't even care about songwriting, I just came here to listen to you lol!

  • Nimrahhh Altaf
    Nimrahhh Altaf 5 years ago

    Ur voice tho😍

  • Rocksterize
    Rocksterize 5 years ago

    This was great, thank you so much for this :)

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    Open Mic UK 5 years ago

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  • Open Mic UK
    Open Mic UK 5 years ago

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  • Fifi-on Cloudnine
    Fifi-on Cloudnine 5 years ago

    You're good! Thank you! Can you do an example of point 4 with the root note? Please 😃

  • Iomara Morejon
    Iomara Morejon 5 years ago

    i love all ur covers and ur EP I'm obsessed! thanks for the twitter follow :) hehe and also thanks solo much for these tips they helped a lot

  • Kasthuri Raveendran
    Kasthuri Raveendran 5 years ago

    Love how simple you make it - you're more talented than you might think :)

  • iDELTA
    iDELTA 5 years ago

    Nice Zack .. keep going ♡`

  • Emon
    Emon 5 years ago +1

    Simply amazing! :)

  • Cha cha
    Cha cha 5 years ago

    You are so Good!! Amazing voice and stile!!

  • ouerhani abdou
    ouerhani abdou 5 years ago

    cooooooooooooooooooool and very nice voice

  • pinkglase
    pinkglase 5 years ago +7

    That voice!!! That accent! Gosh!! I love it all! This really helped me though! Thank you!!!!

    • Tay & Sunny MSP
      Tay & Sunny MSP 3 years ago

      +iamzackknight it shoulda helped every1

    • selena begum
      selena begum 4 years ago

      +iamzackknight u have such an amazin voice n add a new tune to bruno mars😊

    • iamzackknight
      iamzackknight  5 years ago +5

      Thats great I'm glad it helped!

  • Jessica p.
    Jessica p. 5 years ago +2

    Abit of bruno & jason is always good :) amazing tips cant wait for more vids!! I could hear you all day! :) x

    • Tay & Sunny MSP
      Tay & Sunny MSP 3 years ago

      +iamzackknight when is ur next live tour. come to luton plz.. 😭

    • Jessica p.
      Jessica p. 5 years ago

      Hehe :") (blush) hehe hope you have another live in london very soon pls try and get syria venue Xx

    • iamzackknight
      iamzackknight  5 years ago +3