Articles by Sarah Bella

I don’t think you have to experience everything you write about to make it believable -says Sarah Bella

You can find a way through creative lows into new ideas and inspiration -says Sarah Bella

The struggle of songwriters today: you want to appeal to the masses with something familiar yet you want your song to stand out as unique.

The best songs seem to grab you right in the beginning -says Sarah Bella

Write your songs with a heart that feels rather than with a mind that analyzes -says Sara Bella

I know the areas I’ve got down, and I know where I need some work. Lyrics come easiest for me…I always have some sort of line already in my head when I pick up the guitar. So, I usually don’t second-guess myself when the words start flowing. I will, however, try out a variety of […]

Understanding the construction of a song can really help with the writing process. A typical song consists of a few key components: verse, pre-chorus (sometimes), chorus, and a bridge. I like to think of each part of a song as a body part, making up one body. It should all go together. The verse should […]

Keep going, even when you’re completely blank -says Sarah Bella Have songs you’re embarrassed to say you wrote? I know I do, but at the end of the day, these “bad” ones are good practice; continue to push yourself even when it if feels like you’ve got nothing. Write everyday and be fearless. Even on […]

You may not have a choice of location when a song strikes you, but if you’re planning ahead of time to sit down and write, think about your location. Where you are can be very influential in your songwriting. Near a park or lake? Perfect spot to write relaxing or slow tempo songs. Stuck in […]

If you’re serious about songwriting, you have to know who you’re writing for. Who is listening to your music? Knowing your audience will help set goals and give you a sense of direction while writing. While you may understand what you’re expressing in a song, ask yourself if your audience will. How will your listeners […]