How To Write A Christmas Song

Want to write your own Christmas Single? This is the post for you!

In this first part we’re looking at the most festive instruments, pick a key and find some chords.

In part 2, we look at lyrics, rhythm and song structure.

And to finish, here is my finished Christmas Single: Button Bashing Christmas

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Rewrite Your Song From Memory

Quick tip for songwriters and composers, especially ones wanting to create memorable, popular music. The idea is that trying to re-create your song using memory alone will highlight the elements that are most memorable and allow you to reconsider the use of any parts you didn’t remember.

Circle Of Fifths Part 1: Creation

In this lesson I examine how the Circle Of Fifths is created, and offer some ways to commit it to memory.

Below is a printable image of the Co5s, I strongly encourage you to print it out and put it somewhere you spend ages looking – above your bed, next to a bathroom mirror, etc.

Co5

In the next lesson, I’ll be examining some cool song-writing tips using the Co5s. You can find that lesson here.