View Full Version : poem -> song how to put a tone

12-25-2011, 01:13 AM
hi guys, i love making love poem and can i make it as a song? how do i put a tone in it? thanks for your help :)

or chord progression maybe :)

12-25-2011, 01:32 AM
This poem is good.
Thanks for sharing.

12-25-2011, 02:04 AM
wrong reply sir? :)

UK Paulie
02-12-2012, 05:57 AM
Hi there,
I'm a songwriter and I actually started off like that, putting poems I'd already written to melodies. Find chord progressions which work for you, then with each chord, pluck the idividual notes and get your notes for your melody like that. Then just build it gradually. Once you get a few lines done a basic melody will be clear and the repetetive nature of doing it like this will ensure that melody gets stuck in your head, making it easier to remember and build on more. I hope this helps a little and that I've explained clearly enough. Anything else I can do to help I will if I can so dont hesitate to contact me :-)

02-12-2012, 08:05 AM
I find that when people write poems, there's a certain cadence to the words.

Then when they try to fit it to a 4/4 or 3/4 beat, they change the cadence of the words to force it to fit in.

It often does not work out very well.

I think a great way to start is to simply get a metronome out and get a tempo established.

Then just start singing your poem.

Once you have a melody you like over a tempo you like, figuring out the appropriate chords should be pretty intuitive.