It takes discipline and perseverance to be a good songwriter, this does not necessarily mean that they are key determinants. The music industry has its rules that must be adhered to while creating any music. A person can have writing skills but lacks the ability to sing, while some may do both. Michael Jackson, for example, was talented in both sectors, and Michael’s career flourished from a young age. He was primarily known for singing, dancing skills, but used to write albums that received great hits. Jackson used the strength of chords, strings and lyrics to his advantage.
Michael was good with art in general, besides singing, he played musical instruments and drew portraits. Based on the albums released, it is right to objectively conclude and appreciate Jackson’s prowess in songwriting. Albums like Thriller with collections of Beat it, Billie Jean and Want to Be Something are some of the tracks he wrote himself. The melody and rhythm are fabulous, and all chords march with theme and context. During interviews, Michael openly admitted to co-writing as a sign of appreciating talent.
A good songwriter should write anytime, they do not wait to be inspired. Michael wrote all the time, releasing songs frequently and entertaining people with hit after hit. Put what you feel in the writing to make sense, it was a habit for him to seek mentors’ opinions on songs before releasing them to the public. The concept of other people is important for you to have an idea of what message will be interpreted. Songwriters appreciate different perspectives, they are open to new ideas. One of the major skills Jackson possessed was to co-write, collaborate in singing and seek advice from mentors.
The song Dangerous explored different styles, this shows the urge to try new things. Smooth crime was also a major hit, and it is among the songs written by Jackson. The guy was multi talented in every sector as far as art is concerned, singing is what outdid other talents, but you can categorize Michael in your songwriters list.
Every song produced had its magic to the audience, fans loved this artist to the core. Michael’s ability to play guitar and dance to music tunes proved how disciplined he was to music rules. In addition, Jackson persevered a lot, being a star at a younger age is not easy. Fame comes with many challenges or pressure to act in a specific way prescribed by fans. The discipline, perseverance made him a good songwriter whose songs hit till date.