Write a song that features the guitar | Songwriting Club

The guitar is one of the most popular and versatile instruments in the world.

It can be used to shred an eardrum-exploding heavy metal solo or to play the sweetest little folk song you ever heard. Whatever your genre, whatever your mood, the guitar has your back.

For this week’s Songwriting Club prompt, write a song that prominently features our good songwriting friend, the guitar.

Here’s what I came up with:

      

If you can’t play the guitar, no worries (I can’t either)! Grab a friend who can, or head to Splice Sounds to find loops and one-shots like I did – check out this Collection to get your hands on the samples that were used in the track. If you’re interested in using Splice Sounds in your song but don’t have an account, get your first month free with the code songwriting.

If you’re feeling proud of your tune or you’re looking for some feedback, upload it to the Splice community, SoundCloud, YouTube, Bandcamp, etc., and toss the link in the comments below. Before you share, just make sure you’re following these guidelines:

  1. Make sure your track aligns with the prompt – it should be something that you’ve specifically written in response to this blog post.
  2. No promotional posts – no links to contests, social media pages, etc.
  3. Comment on at least one other person’s song before you go – even if it seems small to you, your praise or critique can make a transformative impact on someone else’s craft.
  4. Give a quick summary of your goals for your song – asking for feedback on specific aspects (ex. the lyrics, chord progression, etc.) is also recommended!

We can’t wait to hear what you come up with!

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September 6, 2019

Katie Smith Katie is an Artist Marketing Manager at Splice and a singer / songwriter under the moniker Lewis Lane.