How to Make Music: A Beginner’s Guide
Learn simple to follow step-by-step tips on how to start creating your own songs & release them..

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If you're here it's because you have a love of music and want to take the next steps in creating your own songs or beats. Not only is it fun, but it can also help you learn more about the process of music creation. If you're just starting out, don't worry - this guide will quickly teach you the step-by-step process of what you need to know to get started.

In this article, we'll discuss the basics of creating songs, how you get started, and what to do once you have created your first songs. Let's rock and roll.

1. Choose a genre

Once you have an instrument, you'll need to choose a genre of music to focus on. There are many different genres of music, so take some time to explore and find one that you're passionate about. If you're unsure, just think about the music you listen to and what some of your favorite artist's music genres are.

2. Make a plan

Before you start making music, it's important to have a plan. Decide what kind of music you want to make and what your goals are. Do you want to write songs? Perform live? Record an album? The more specific you can be, the better.

Don't be surprised if your plans change the more songs you create. Keep an open mind as there are many ways you can become a successful musician besides getting a major record deal.

3. Get an instrument

The first step to making your own music is to get an instrument. You can either buy one or learn how to play one. If you’re just starting out, it might be a good idea to buy an instrument that’s easy to learn, such as a piano or a guitar.

4. Learn how to read music

If you want to be able to create your own music, it might be important to learn how to read music. This will allow you to understand the basics of composition and theory. There are plenty of resources available online and in libraries that can teach you how to read music.

For Hip Hop music learning how to read music is not as important, but for other music genres, such as classical music you must learn how to read music.

The time it takes to become great at writing and recording songs is an exercise in patience.

5. Find a software program

Once you have an instrument and know how to read music, you’ll need to find a U that you can use to create your own compositions. There are many different programs available, so take some time to research which one would be best for you.

6. Experiment with sounds

One of the best parts about making your music is experimenting with sounds. If you're working with music software, check out our blog post Amazing Tips For Finding The Best Loops & Sounds For Beatmakers. Try out different instruments and see how they sound together. You can also experiment with different software programs and plugins to create different effects. However, you can skip this part and buy beats directly from music producers so that you can focus directly on writing lyrics for your songs.

7. Record your compositions

Once you’ve created a few compositions that you’re happy with, it’s time to record them. You can either record them yourself or hire someone else to do it for you. If you plan on recording them yourself, make sure you have the proper equipment and software.

8. Mix and master your recordings

After you’ve recorded your compositions, it’s time to mix and master them. This process involves adjusting the levels of each track and adding effects such as EQ and compression. If you’re not familiar with mixing and mastering, there are plenty of tutorials available online that can help you out.

9. Release your music

Once your recordings are finished and sound the way you want them to, it’s time to release your music. You can either release it yourself or hire someone else to do it for you. If you plan on releasing it yourself, there are many different ways to go about it, such as uploading it to streaming platforms or selling it on iTunes.

10. Promote your music

Once your music is released, it’s important to promote it so people actually hear it. Check out our blog post How To Promote Your Indie Music Quickly to learn helpful strategies that you can put to use right away and get your music heard. Always keep in mind that there are many different ways to promote your music, such as social media, email marketing, and press releases.

Start slow and test what works, as things start to pick up you'll start to understand the music promotion style that works best for you.

Your next steps

Once you have created your first songs and are ready to take the next steps, it's time to consider selling your music for music fans to enjoy. A great place to start is at the SharePro music store, an indie musician-focused community that allows you to have your own free store and earn a living off of your music.

If you're not quite ready to sell your music you can also reach out to SharePro Tastemakers which is a collection of hundreds of music curators who are ready to give you useful reviews of your music and possible music industry networking opportunities. SharePro Tastemakers is a great place to start if you are looking to find out if your music is good enough to take the next level.

So now that you are ready with your music, it's time to get out there and start promoting your songs and building your fanbase. Keep staying active, writing songs weekly, and spreading the word as it will pay off sooner rather than later.

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