As a Music Community, I wonder if we could help him.
Has anyone taken a song writing course here?
Would you recommend it to someone without any music background? Do you need to know basic music theory first?
Have you written a song? If so, what advice might you have to give ?
Do you hear the music first and then add lyrics, or do you write the lyrics first and then set them to music? Do you do both at the same time?
When I have written songs I prefer to write the lyrics first. Somehow a melody always seems to flow from the lyrics. Or I will find a chord pattern I enjoy the sound of on guitar, and make up words and melody to go with it.
What do you do? Have you used Garage Band to help you create a song?
Let's share songwriting thoughts...