Song writing is a unique form of writing that has the ability to touch listeners. This is something written books cannot achieve. There are many ways to make a great song. This can be formal, or semi-formal based on the preference of the particular song writer. However, most writers tend be random in their approach towards creating songs. Having such an unpredictable approach to writing songs can lead to the results being unclear.
There are many factors that contribute to the success of a song, and not all can be found in the skills of the songwriter, but the foundation of a successful song.. It is true many songs exist that have achieved a degree of success due in part to marketing, but a song can achieve such greatness also by the entertainers performing the song for their fans.
It is important to know there are some drawbacks to not using a song writing technique.
It doesn't help to write with no structure, at random. This does not help organize your thoughts or help you focus on other aspects of the writing technique such as the perspectives and elements that make the song great. If you are truly serious about being a songwriter, then you will care about the quality of your work. The choice is your own whether you decide to go with a formal or informal method of songwriting, but know that to take the formal technique requires more effort due to it being against our nature after using the informal methods to do things in life.
What benefits come from developing a songwriting technique?
Well, creativity for one. You are allowed more use of creativity in the development of each song, further allowing you to write songs many fans would come to love and enjoy. Simply use a technique that will allow a more creative and enjoyable result in producing quality songs.