How To: Make A Simple Pop-Punk Song In 5 Minutes Or Less (+ Full Song At The End)



How to Make a Good Punk Song

Steps

Creating the lyrics

  1. Think about what you want to sing about.Punk music can be about almost anything: a relationship that’s soured, politics, your feelings towards something in general, or just something completely random.
    • If you write a song about your feelings towards something, make sure it stays “punk” and not ‘emo’. Emo is short for emotive punk rock, and is actually an offshoot of punk. We're trying to write punk here, not an offshoot of punk.
  2. Choose your style.Make your lyrics match they style of punk you are playing (but remember that within all these styles there are variants).
    • Hardcore should be shouted with just a couple phrases repeated, about politics or something relevant.
    • Psychobilly/horror-punk should be about B movies or killing.
    • 77 punk or post punk can be about love or pretty much anything.
  3. Create lyrics that rhyme most of the time.Most punk songs use rhyme a lot. If you can't come up with a perfect rhyme (as in: seedy / needy / greedy), try using imperfect rhymes. There are two main types:
    • The vowel sounds of the words are the same (e.g. subtle/bubble)
    • The consonant sounds are the same (e.g. middle/muddle)
    • To make words rhyme, you can also try using an alternate pronunciation. To make “more” and “sure”rhyme, for example, you could pronounce “sure” as “shore”.

Creating the music

  1. Combine your lyrics and melody (or absence of melody) to create your song.Try stressing different syllables on different beats.
  2. Keep the music fast.Most punk music is fast and uses only 3 or 4 chords. Your guitar needs to be fast and catchy, with distortion up high. The chords ‘A’, ‘E’, ‘D’, and ‘B’ are a good place to start.
    • Be creative and add minor chords to make it stand out. Feedback is good.
  3. Drums need to be fast and furious.Throwing in a few snares also gives it a good sound.
  4. Create deep bass notes that back up the main guitar.
  5. Give your song a title.Your song title can be a line from the chorus or about the overall theme you are trying to get across. You could also go and try to make a name that is ridiculously long and relates to the song in someway. A song can also have a random name that has nothing to do with the song, but this is not a great idea unless the name is catchy.
  6. Remember that punk music is defined as being yourself.So, if you follow this guide to the letter, your song will not be ‘punk’.

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  • Question
    Do the drums really need to be "fast and furious"?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It depends on whether you want to do a slower paced song or a quicker one. However, it's usually simple heavy drums which can have lots of snares to almost none and be super slow paced to super quick; as long as you get that punk rock feel, it doesn't matter.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Is it okay to use 5 chords?
    Jelke de Jong
    Community Answer
    Sure! Punk songs are usually quite simple, and 5 chords is a pretty simple progression.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Can I write a punk song if I'm 9 years old?
    Jelke de Jong
    Community Answer
    Sure! There's no age requirement for music. If you start young, you might just get better and better as you grow older!
    Thanks!
  • Question
    I can't ever write lyrics. I can't think of anything, and can't make it rhyme. Any tips?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Purchase a rhyming dictionary, or look up popular rhyming sites. Just remember that having lyrics that rhyme isn't a requirement.
    Thanks!
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