Relationships can bring forth a whirlwind of feelings that are hard to contain at times. People find themselves doing all sorts of things to express their feelings to their significant other. With all of the options available to show your boyfriend that you care, it can be hard to choose the right method. A unique way to grab his attention is to write him a song. Writing a song isn't hard as it may seem. You're already full of feelings and emotion toward him, so all you need to do is get those emotions down on paper and convert them into to lyrics.
Determine what you want your song to be about. You've already established that you want to write a song for your boyfriend, but exactly what is it about your boyfriend that inspires you to write a song about him? Write down your feelings towards him -- how he makes you feel, moments when he made you laugh, fun times, etc. Write down important memories, key facts about your first date or first kiss. This is the planning stage, so write down as many key thoughts as possible.
Take all of your written down thoughts and feelings, and turn them into lyrics for your song. You've gotten the hard part out of the way which was getting your thoughts and feelings down on paper. Now read over your notes and come up with rhyming phrases that you can fit together to create your song lyrics. This process is very much like writing a poem. The key thing to remember is to be creative with your song. Your song for your boyfriend is almost sure to be a success because it's coming from your heart.
Review the lyrics you've written down. Say them to yourself to make sure that they effectively deliver your message. At this time, you can also make changes, add to your song, change wording around -- make any necessary revisions to your lyrics at this time. Once you're completely satisfied with your song's lyrics, it's time to move on to the next step in the songwriting process.
Create a catchy hook or chorus for your song. If you haven't already done so while writing your lyrics, come up with a memorable hook or chorus for your song. You can do this by taking 4 bars or measures of a catchy part of your lyrics and make them the hook or chorus. The chorus is the part of the song that's repeated throughout, so make sure it's memorable and tasteful for the best outcome for your song.
Create a melody for your song. The melody is the tune of your song, and represents the way your song will sound when the lyrics are sang. The best way to choose a melody for your song is to find a key comfortable for your to sing without straining your voice. Sing the lyrics of your song in a variety of different notes until you come up with a pattern of notes that sound good. Keep repeating until you've created the perfect melody for your song. Once you've found the perfect melody, your song is complete, and ready to be performed for your boyfriend.
Deidra Leigh began her freelance writing career in 2009. She has written articles for websites such as The Urban Melting Pot. Leigh's expertise ranges from music to business, desktop publishing, graphic design, arts, beauty and personal care.