Songwriting on guitar is a popular way in which songs are written. Whether you’re playing acoustic or electric guitar, the following links will help guide you on your journey to writing great songs on guitar!
More Famous Songwriters on Songwriting (Videos)
Paul McCartney on Song Writing
Lennon & McCartney on Song Writing
Paul McCartney on Writing Blackbird
George Harrison on Song Writing
Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Bernie Taupin – Advice to Future Musicians & Songwriters
Don Felder on Writing ‘Hotel California’
Don Felder (Eagles) on Song Writing
Jackson Browne on Writing ‘Take It Easy’
Bob Dylan on Song Writing
Ed Sheeran on Song Writing
Paul Simon on Song Writing
Eric Idle on writing Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Songwriting, unfortunately, is not easily taught. For the most part, would-be songwriters must find their own way by listening to what other songwriters say about their craft. On one hand this can be very challenging. However, doing so will enable you to develop your own unique writing style and original sounding songs.
Songs are ususally written in one of two ways: either the music is composed first and then followed by the lyrics, and vice versa. A famous example of this approach is the songwriting team of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Bernie would famously come up with the lyrics for a song and hand them to Elton who would then set the words to music.
More Songwriting Teams
Other similar songwritng teams include Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and, of course, The Beatles’ John Lennon and Paul McCartney.