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Best Songwriting Template

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A songwriting template is a pre-designed structure or framework. This provides a starting point for musicians to create their own music. These templates are useful for musicians because they can help them organize their ideas. They also allow them to stay focused on the song’s structure, and save time in the creative process. We will discuss this further today and show you some examples of song structure templates to start you on your way. So keep reading for more info. 

What Is Included In A Songwriting Template?

A songwriting template typically includes sections for lyrics, melody, chord progression, and song structure. It may also include prompts or guidelines for brainstorming song ideas.

We have included some images and downloads of some songwriting templates for you below. We hope that you find them useful and a good place to start if you are unsure of the songwriting process. 

Songwriting Template Examples

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Songwriting Template – How Do You Write A Song?

Now, in general, the elements of a song that you need to cover when songwriting include melody, harmony, rhythm, lyrics, song structure, and arrangement.


Melody refers to the sequence of musical notes that are played or sung in a song. It is the part of a song that is usually the most memorable and recognizable, and is often what people sing or hum along to.


Harmony in songwriting refers to the combination of different musical notes played or sung simultaneously, creating chords and adding depth and richness to the melody.


Rhythm in songwriting refers to the pattern of sounds and silences that create a sense of movement and groove in the music. It is the underlying beat or pulse that sets the tempo and provides a foundation for the melody and harmony.


Lyrics are the words or text of a song that convey the message or story being told by the songwriter. They are typically set to music and sung by a vocalist.

Song Structure

As you can see from the templates we have shown you above, there is a certain structure that songs follow. Song structure refers to the organization or arrangement of different sections of a song, such as the verse, chorus, bridge, and other parts. It is an essential aspect of songwriting that helps to create a cohesive and memorable musical composition. A typical song structure may follow a pattern like verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus or verse-verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus.

Tips For Writing Memorable Lyrics 

Now there are many ways you can write those catchy and memorable lyrics, but you might find following these below useful. 

We would suggest using vivid and specific language to create imagery and paint a picture for the listener.

Have you thought about writing from personal experience or emotions to add authenticity and relatability? 

Metaphors and similes can always add depth and complexity to your lyrics.

Try and experiment with different rhyme schemes and wordplay to make your lyrics more memorable.

We suggest focusing on writing a strong hook or chorus that will stick in the listener’s mind.

You can always edit and revise your lyrics to ensure they flow well and convey your intended message effectively.

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Tips On Writing Song Lyrics

To write song lyrics, start by brainstorming ideas and themes that you want to explore in your song. Then, create a structure for your lyrics, such as verses, a chorus, and a bridge. Use descriptive language and metaphors to convey your message, and consider the rhythm and melody of your lyrics as you write. Don’t be afraid to revise and edit your lyrics until you’re satisfied with the final product.

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Conclusion – Songwriting Templates 

Do you feel like you are now a pro at writing a song and you know the song structure you need to follow to write a memorable song? We do hope so. At Music Gateway, we are always on the lookout for new artists and want to hear their new tracks. You can get in touch with us after you have written and produced your music, so we can help you publish and promote it on your behalf. 


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