4 Main Elements of A Song

Sep 05, 2021

Let’s talk about the 4 main elements of a song.

Thinking through a song as a sum of its main elements can help make songwriting easier. 

Instead of simply looking at the song as a whole, you can disect it by its different parts.

Maybe your melody is strong, but your lyrics are holding back the song from greatness.

That’s why it’s important to look at your song at the level of the main elements as well as the whole.

In my opinion, the 4 main elements of every song are melody, harmony, rhythm, and lyrics.

So let’s talk about what they are, what their roles are, and how they all fit together to create the totality of your song!

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