Hi, I’m Stevie T, and today we’re going to be writing a pop song together like friends! Now, I’ve covered writing songs in a lot of other different genres, but today we’re really scraping the bottom of the piss bowl! with pop music. What is pop music? Pop music is ass! No, what pop music is, is short for popular music. Pop music speaks to the masses because it’s so simplistic and easy. Now, if you don’t have any musical talent can’t sing, can’t play an instrument can’t write music, it’s your lucky day. because you’re a perfect candidate to be a pop star! and you have just as much chances of succeeding in music as the rest of us do. One thing I’ve noticed about more modern-day pop music is that it’s not really about the music, it’s more about a simple, repetitive beat that you can dance to and lyrics that are really simplistic and easy to sing along to. Just to demonstrate the level of ability between pop music and other genres I’m gonna play a part of a metal song and we’ll see how hard that is compared to playing part of a pop song. Alright, so now I’m gonna play part of a pop song We’ll see which one takes more talent. Well, there you have it, folks! That’s not a song, that’s a loop! Yeah! Don’t it make you wanna get down? All right, so now, let’s write a pop song! All right, so the first step in writting pop music Is you’re gonna grab your guitar and you-… Grab your guitar? Oops! Totally forgot! We’re writting pop music! Won’t be needing this! That’s right folks! Say hello to your new instrument of choice For making pop music The computer All right, so now I’m on my instrument of choice. The computer! And now we’re going to write a pop song! All right, so for pop music you have to choice Between four different drum beats First drum beat: boots Beat #2: bumps and bruises Drum choice #3: boots cats And lastly, choice #4 for drum beats: Boots tity cats All right so there is your choices for drum beats And, through one song you can change the drum beat only twice You can use “boots” for the verse and “boots tity cats” for the chorus for example All right so I’ve got my recording program open Now we’re gonna create some drums here So, there is our kick Kick, hi-hat, snare… And now we repeat this phrase over and over And over and over again Yeah! So there we go! Now we have our drums! It’s actually even easier than this I am actually building the drums myself But a lot of programs comes with already made Drum clips that you can pull in You don’t even need to make the drums anymore I mean, you may think this is way too simplistic But this is pop music! I mean You could basically set up a microphone in a public restroom And that would be considered a song! All right, so now we need our synth So for the synth just a 3 chord progression maximum Don’t try to get all fancy, this is not progressive pop! You can see why you don’t have be musically inclined To write music anymore So here is our song son far All right! There we go! There is a #1 hit! It’s already made. So let’s copy and paste that Just a simple verse-chorus-verse-chorus progression And you’re sold! And follow very closely to that song structure too! It’s against the rules to stray from that! Verse-chorus-verse-chorus got it!? I guess now we need some lyrics All right, for lyrical inspiration I brought up lyrics to an already made pop song So let’s see I whip my hair back and forth
I whip my hair back and forth I whip my hair back and forth
I whip my hair back and… Forth, I whip my hair back and forth
I whip my hair back and forth Man! That must have taken them a lot time to write this! All right, I wrote my own lyrics now, since I’ve got the inspiration And remember, we’re writting pop here It doesn’t need to be deep The lyrics doesn’t even have to make sense grammaticly As long as people can sing it! That’s all that really matters! So here is my lyrics so far I got my hands in the A-er Instead of air, clever! Eye got’s my moves on the dance floor Instead of “I got my moves on the dance floor” Because that would make too much sense Eyes got that swag I’m higher that a motherf*cker! These are some deep lyrics Oh my god! It’s so beautiful It really hits you right here In the boob! Those aren’t lyrics! Those are things drunk people say! Ok, now remember, for the chorus, very important The lyrics for the chorus must have a maximum of 5 words Because any more than 5 words, that would take too much brainpower to memorize Today’s society can’t handle that! And you want to keep your songs somewhere around the 3-min-or-even-less mark I mean, Dreamtheater writting 10 minute songs C’mon, don’t you guys wanna succed? So now I present to you, my song aptly tittled: generic pop song Oh! And I’m sure there are pop stars out there Who would want to steal my little song we just made Well, if you do, I will sue you Under code 136, which clearly states: Thou will not steal crappy music! Well, there you have it everyone! Not very hard to write a pop song after all! But seriously, anyone who likes pop music I’m not insulting you, we all have our own different tastes And it’s not your fault you like crappy music Got you! I’m just kidding! I’m kidding! Jeez! I guess that’s all for today Until next time I’ll see you later Bye!